Add a school account for a Family Link user

This article is for parents.

Important: Google Workspace for Education administrators determine which Google services their users can access while signed into a Google Workspace for Education account. This may include some features or services that your child was previously unable to access using the Family Link supervised account.

A parent’s Family Link parental controls will apply to a school account if:

Add a school account for a Family Link user during Chromebook setup

When you set up your Chromebook for the first time or add a user to your Chromebook, you can add a child’s school account:

  1. When asked “Who’s using the device?”, select a child account.
  2. Create or sign into the child’s personal Google account.
  3. Follow the on-screen steps to add a school account. To approve the addition of a school account, a parent must give permission.
  4. Enter the child’s “Google Workspace for Education” account and password.
Tip: For quick access to the Family Link Account during Chromebook setup, set up a PIN. Learn more about setting up a pin after initial setup.

Add a school account for a Family Link user after Chromebook setup

  1. On your Chromebook, sign in to your child’s personal Google account managed by Family Link .
  2. At the bottom right, select the time.
  3. Select Settings .
  4. On the left, select People.
  5. Select your child’s personal Google account managed by Family Link .
  6. Next to “Accounts,” select Add school account.
  7. Follow the on-screen steps. To approve the addition of a school account, a parent will need to give permission.

Important: If you add a school account as a new user on your Chromebook’s sign-in screen, Family Link parental controls will not apply to that user account.

Remove a school account as a secondary account

  1. On your Chromebook, sign in to your child’s personal Google account managed by Family Link .
  2. At the bottom right, select the time.
  3. Select Settings .
  4. On the left, select People.
  5. Select your child’s personal Google account managed by Family Link .
  6. Next to the school account you want to remove, select More 
  7. Select Remove this account. A parent will need to give permission to remove a school account.

How Family Link works with a school account

  • Screen time limits, bedtimes, and other parental controls apply whenever a child is signed in to a Chromebook with their Family Link account. Adding a school account for a Family Link user lets the child use school apps like Google Classroom while the same parental controls apply.
  • When a school account is added as a secondary account for a Family Link user, a child can:
    • Switch between accounts to check email.
    • Switch between accounts while on some Chrome Web Store extensions and Android apps, like Google Classroom, to do schoolwork under parent supervision.
    • Sign in to websites using a school account.

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