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Google's "Family Link" made for parents to control the screen time and smart device usage for kids is now available for teens as well. Modern parents often have to choose between taking their kids' phones away or letting them text through family game night-but now Google is offering a different option.More news: Gun activist who invented 3D printed firearm charged with teen sex assault
First launched a year ago in the United States, Google's Family Link parental control app is now available here.
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Overwhelming feedback received from parents that the Family Link app is useful for kids in their teen years as well Google have chose to extend the functionality to teens as well. The biggest distinction between the teen and child functions of the app is that teenagers can turn off the supervision as they please though parents are notified when they do so. Also, both parties (parent and child) must agree to the supervision before the action can be undertaken. "Ultimately", Google writes, "it's up to each individual family to have a conversation and decide what's right for them".
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Google recently expanded the age limit of Family Link. Give me your thoughts on this one in the comments, I'm keen to hear what you think!