Google's Family Link Tool to Recommend Teacher-Approved Apps
Google hopes a new feature in its Family Link app will help parents find apps that are recommended by educators. Google says it is adding a new card to the Family Link app that highlights what Google calls "nutritious" apps, or apps recommended by teachers. Parents can read more about recommended apps on their own phone and then tap to download those they approve to their child's phone or tablet. Google says the new Family Link card is available in the U.S. with a focus on apps for kids ages 6 through 9. Google expects to expand the tool to more countries over time.
Jun 2, 2016
Microsoft today added more women to Skype's supported set of mojis and emoticons. The new moji specifically depict women in a greater variety of professional roles, such as scientist, athlete, teacher, and director.
Apr 25, 2018
YouTube has updates in store for its YouTube Kids service that will provide parents with more granular control over what their children can find and watch. Beginning immediately, Google's partners will cull together "collections of trusted channels" that range across topics such as music, sports, and arts and crafts so parents can pick and choose which their children are allowed to watch.
Sep 27, 2016
Google today updated its Chrome browser for Android devices with new tools to help reduce data usage, download pages for offline use, and discover more personalized content. To start, Data Saver has expanded to video.
Sep 20, 2018
Verizon Wireless today announced the GizmoWatch, a second-generation smart wearable that targets children ages 3 to 11. The device is primarily meant to serve as a location tracker for parents.
Mar 15, 2017
Google today announced Family Link, an app and service parents can use to set up and monitor Android smartphones for their children. Parents can use the app to create Google accounts for kids younger than age 13, which is linked to the parent account.