Maps & your child's Google Account
Google Maps is available for children with Google Accounts managed with Family Link.
How Google Maps works
For the most part, Google Maps will be the same for children as it is for adults. There are only a few things children under 13 (or the applicable age in your country) whose accounts are managed with Family Link can't do, including:
- Write reviews or rate businesses
- Add or edit places on the map
- See a timeline of places they’ve been
Note: These differences do not apply when Family Link supervision has been added to an existing Google Account.
Location sharing in Google Maps
Children under 13 (or the applicable age in your country) whose accounts are managed with Family Link can only share their real-time location with their parents.
Children can share their real-time location with their parents and other people if supervision was added to the child’s existing Google Account.
When children can turn off location sharing
Children over 13 (or the applicable age in your country) who had supervision added to their previously existing Google Account can stop location sharing at any time. They can do this by stopping supervision or, depending on their supervision settings, by turning off location history.
Note: Children whose parents provided consent for their child's continued use of their Google Account cannot stop supervision until they reach the applicable age and choose to manage their own account.