Maps & your child's Google Account

When you use Family Link to create a Google Account for your child under 13 or the applicable age in your country, they can use Google Maps.

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 can't do, including:

  • Write reviews or rate businesses
  • Add or edit places on the map

Location sharing in Google Maps

You can choose to share your location with others in Google Maps. Children can only share their persistent location with their parents.

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