Google safety tools for families

Set ground rules with Google Family Link and use a range of safety tools to help the whole family build good online safety habits.


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You can send the back to school guide to yourself or a friend/family member to be downloaded and printed at a more convenient time.

Family Link

Family Link helps manage apps, screen time and set bedtimes for your child’s Android device

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Google Safety Centre

Offers useful online safety tips and simple guides to help families navigate through the digital world

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Be Internet Legends

Primary school programme to empower kids to be confident explorers of the online world

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Set controls on Google platforms

Use our Set Up Safe guides to add safety settings across a range of Google platforms and device

  • Block inappropriate results on Google Search

    See guide
  • Set YouTube Restricted Mode on browser

    See guide
  • Set controls on YouTube Kids app

    See guide
  • Set Restricted Mode on YouTube App

    See guide
  • Set restrictions on Google Play app

    See guide
  • Set digital rules on Android device with app

    See guide
  • Set Google Home parental controls for secutity

    See guide
  • Manage free controls on Android phone

    See guide
  • Manage free controls on Android tablet

    See guide
  • Parental controls can be effective tools to help lower the risks of children being exposed to things they may not be ready for but it’s equally as important to have regular conversations about what they do online. See conversation starter guide

    Tips from parents at Google

    See how these parents manage their children digital life using Google online safety tools

    Google Online safety Roadshow

    Resource for teens to learn five core tips on how to stay safe and successful online

    Privacy settings on social media

    Learn more about the latest apps kids are using and how to keep things private

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    Age guides

    See online safety age guides to learn more about how to support children on a range of online risks

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    Family Link explained

    Get insight on how to make the most out of the app to help your child get the best out of the internet.

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    Parent stories

    Read through other parents experience of parenting in the digital age to get insight to help you support your child.

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