Google App Let’s Parents Turn Off Kids Phones Remotely

Google is looking out for parents.

They just added a new feature to their popular Family Link app that allows parents to remotely turn off their kid’s phones. Family Link allows kids under 13 to have Google accounts however they are linked with parental controls. Family Link will now be available to all Google users. Parents can use the app to set screen time limits, lock devices, and even to approve or block specific apps.

Users over 13 must give permission first, but if they grant mom and dad permission and then try and revoke it, they will be locked out of their account for 24 hours. Google is also integrating it’s Google assistant into the app so parents can voice the specific commands rather than having to actually use the app.

The features will be fully rolled out next week.

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