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How to protect, monitor your children on Internet using Google Parental Controls - Part 1 - ITREALMS

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In the wake of underage children getting unduly exposed to the Internet, there are ways parents could help to protect and monitor their children from anywhere in the world, reports ITREALMS.
One of these is to set up parental controls on any devices, especially mobile devices which they, the children could take along beyond the parent sight.

To set up parental controls, ITREALMS gathered that it’s advisable to first open the Google Play application (app) and at the top right, tap the profile icon, and then tap the ‘Settings Family’ as well as followed up by highlighting ‘Parental Controls.’

After turning on the Parental controls button, its also advisable that in order to protect children using this application, to create a Personal Identification Number (PIN) your child does not know and will not know about.

This, ITREALMS also gathered should be followed by the parent selecting the type of content they wish to filter; choose how to filter or restrict access to certain content and you are done.

Equally of important, ITREALMS gathered, is that to avoid the kind of embarrassment associated with the like of Chrisland girl saga from Dubai and many other ugly children delinquent using technology exploits, parents need to set up controls on Google Play which has become a one-stop shop for most apps, especially for those using Android device. This has been known to assist immensely parents who want to restrict what content could be downloaded or purchased from Google Play on that device based on maturity level of their children or wards.

So, how to set up parental controls on Google Play:

ITREALMS findings from experts informed that its more workable that in setting up parental controls that they do not prevent restrict content as a search result or through a direct link.
How parental controls work:

As a parent or guardian, you could set up parental controls for Apps and Games, Music, Movies, TV, and Books, but the way parental controls work varies across each type of content.

ITREALMS intends to serialize this by breaking it down in sections and in this episode we are focusing on setting up parental controls for apps and games.

Worthy Tip:

Parental controls for each type of content is not available in every country. If you travel to a country where they aren't available, they might not work until you get back home.

Set up parental controls for Apps and Games:

As already know by now that you could restrict apps and games on an Android device by using parental controls, which lets you choose the highest content rating you want to allow for downloads or purchases.

However, you may still be able to see apps and games outside of your filter when you search, or by visiting them using a direct link to the app's page.

How parental controls for games work in Play Games

Parental controls don't change the games you see in the Play Games app, including games you've bought or recommended games.

If you try to install a game using the Play Games app, you’ll be taken to the Play Store app where your parental controls settings may restrict access.

Worthy Tip:

You or your child will still be able to view any apps and games you downloaded before you added parental controls, even if they're outside of the rating you set. If your child’s account is supervised with Family Link, you can block these apps on their Android devices.

Instant steps on setting up parental controls on Google Play:

· Open the Google Play app .

· At the top right, tap the profile icon.

· Tap Settings Family. Parental controls.

· Turn on Parental controls.

· To protect parental controls, create a PIN your child doesn't know.

· Select the type of content you want to filter.

· Choose how to filter or restrict access.

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