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.

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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Google Be Internet Legends

Be Internet Legends is an educational programme aimed at 7 – 11-year-olds to help them be safe 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

  • SafeSearch guide - Block inappropriate results on Google Search
  • Set YouTube Restricted Mode on browser
  • Set controls on YouTube Kids app
  • Set Restricted Mode on YouTube App
  • Set restrictions on Google Play app
  • Family link - Set digital rules on Android device with app
  • Set Google Home parental controls for secutity
  • Manage free controls on Android mobile
  • Manage free controls on Android tablet

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

Privacy settings on social

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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