There are two options for setting up your child's Chromebook.
2. A Child
To use Family link, you would need to have a Google account. Your child also needs a personal Google account, in addition to their school issued Google account. The video below shows how you set up the family link app, ideally on your phone (iOS or Android) and create a personal Google account for your child, if they do not have one already. You will be able to limit screen time for your child's device(s), restrict content from your phone and approve apps they install on their Chromebook. You will also have control over who signs into your child's Chromebook.
- Sign in with your child's Google Account. This is your child's personal Google account (****@gmail.com), not the school issued account.
- Complete the parental permission by entering your gmail account and password.
- Review settings for your child. You can skip this and do it on your phone later.
- Add your child's school account (*****@wis.edu.na) to allow them to access school sites like Google Classroom and Drive as shown in the video below. Your child will need to enter their password for their school account.
Family Link is a good tool to monitor what your child does online, however, it is not a sealed lock. Other parents may choose the easy, quick option of letting their child set up their own Chromebook. This allows them to lend your child their device, 'Browse As a Guest' and do as they please. As always, having frequent, open discussions with your child will help them make good choices whether they are being suprvised or not.