Sign your child in to Google websites

When you use Family Link to manage your child’s Google Account, you can let your child sign in to some Google websites, like Gmail, using a web browser.

Most Family Link supervision settings won’t work

When your child is signed in to Google websites on a web browser, these settings won’t work:

Note: For greater supervision of your child’s device and online activity, sign your child in on an Android device or Chromebook.

Sign your child in

With your permission, your child can sign in to some Google websites using a web browser, and they’ll be able to search the internet and visit websites.

  1. On the device your child wants to use, open a web browser.
  2. Go to the Google sign-in page or sign in to a Google website like Gmail.
  3. Your child enters their Google Account email address and password.
  4. Follow the instructions to finish signing your child in. You may need to enter your own Google Account password to give permission.

If your child signs out of Google websites, they may need your permission to sign in again.

 

Managing access to unsupervised devices & web browsers

By default, parents must provide permission every time their child signs into their Google Account on any device or web browser that can’t be supervised with Family Link. If you would prefer to allow your child to sign in on their own, you can change this in their account settings

With the Family Link app

  1. Open the Family Link app Family Link.
  2. Select your child
  3. On the "Settings" card, tap Manage settings and then More and then Signing in on other devices & browsers that can’t be supervised.
  4. Select "Yes, ask me every time" or "No, let XX sign in without me".

On the web

  1. Log into families.google.com
  2. Click on your child’s account and then Select More under Parent Settings and then Select "Signing in on other devices & browsers that can’t be supervised".
  3. Select "Yes, ask me every time" or "No, let XX sign in without me".

 

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