Parents care deeply about helping their kids build a positive and healthy relationship with technology. Last year, we introduced the Family Link app to help parents stay in the loop with how their children are using Android devices. Laptops also play an important role at home, with just over 50% of kids between 6-12 sharing or owning a laptop device. Today we’re sharing more Family Link features that can help parents of kids who use Chromebooks, like setting time limits, managing the apps kids can download and more.
These are some really nice features for parents. But they don’t negate the need for physical supervision. A couple of handy hits:
- Limit access to technology in the child’s bedroom.
- Try to use devices in public areas (see How the shared family computer protected us from our worst selves)
- NEVER let the child sleep with their smartphone in the bedroom.
- Have conversations about proper use, and provide a welcoming environment for questions.