Google creates software to help protect kids online

(WFLA) — The internet can be a dangerous place for unsupervised kids, but Google has a new way to easily protect them.

Google announced new software that gives parents more control over what their kids watch online.

It’s called “family link” and allows parents to create the child’s first google account.

Then, they are able to manage and track their screen time, set daily limits, and block certain apps from being used.

Parents can even set a device “bedtime” to limit the late night electronic sneaking.

For now, it’s only available on android devices and still in the early access phase. If you want to try it out, you’ll have to request an invite in your devices app store.

The software is recommended for families who have children under 13 using digital devices. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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