Google has released a new feature called parental control for Google Assistant. This new feature enables parents to set certain rules when their children use the Assistant. This feature will only be available for users with a Google account managed through Family Link, as well as for users with enabled Voice Match across all devices.
Parents can now use Google Assistant to launch parental control content filters for Android devices. This feature allows parents to block inappropriate content and restrict access to specific sites. Parents can also set age-based restrictions on content, such as blocking explicit content. The parental control content filters work across all platforms, including Android, Chrome, and Google Play. This means parents can easily manage content filters across these apps. In addition to this, parental controls can also be enabled for Google Chrome and Google Assistant.
Parents can use Google Assistant to block access to adult content and websites for their children, such as games, videos, and music. They can also block news and websites for kids. This feature will be enabled by default on shared devices, and will prevent children under 13 and 18 from accessing these sites. Parents can also set up downtime periods, limiting the time children can interact with the device.
Google Assistant now offers Guest Mode, a feature that prevents any interaction between the device and the user from being stored. Available for Nest Audio, Nest Hub Max, and more, Guest Mode lets you ask questions and control smart home devices, play music, and set timers without fear of accidentally disclosing your personal information.
The Guest mode is especially useful if your kids are using a device without a user account. The kids may want to watch videos or browse their contacts on your phone, which is risky. Fortunately, Android users can set up a separate user account for the young one. By default, this mode will not restrict apps, but you can manually allow or block specific sites.
This new feature also enables parents to set time limits for children to watch TV or play games. Google also offers parental controls for smart speakers and Google Actions, letting parents block content with mature themes.
Google is launching parental controls for Google Assistant, which can help parents keep their children safe while they use the digital assistant. The changes will enable parents to set downtime hours for their children and to limit the amount of time their children can spend on devices. These new features will also be available for Chromebook devices.
In addition to parental controls, Google Assistant also offers built-in controls for children. These will limit the content and services children can access, including news channels and podcasts. Depending on what age your child is, parental controls can help you set up rules that are appropriate for their age.
Content filters for teen users
Google is rolling out content filters for teen users in order to protect children from viewing inappropriate content. The new filters will block news stories, podcasts, and websites. They will also block ads based on a user’s age. The new features are aimed at protecting children from harmful content, while also protecting their privacy.
The new SafeSearch setting on Google Assistant will filter out results that are not appropriate for children of that age. The filters are already active for those users under 13 with Family Link accounts, and Google plans to extend it to all users under 18 in the coming months. Google says it is also making this feature default for new teen users.
In addition, YouTube will switch to a private upload setting for users under the age of 18. Google is also enabling digital health features, such as setting sleep time reminders, for children under 13 and removing mature content from YouTube Kids.
Digital Wellbeing controls
Google Assistant has launched parental controls for digital wellbeing, which will be helpful to monitor phone usage and ensure that your children are safe online. The controls work with both Android phones and related services, such as the Google Home app and Nest Hub. They can also be used to manage downtime schedules and content filtering settings. Users can also limit certain activities, such as playing video games, or placing calls. This feature will also work with connected devices, such as smart displays and smart speakers.
Digital Wellbeing can be turned on or off at any time, and it can be configured to apply to specific smart speakers and displays or all connected devices. When first turned on, the feature will guide users through the configuration process. They can also choose the days they’d like to apply the setting to. The default days include weekends and school nights, but users can create custom schedules.