As part of Safer Internet Day, Google announced a trio of upcoming Family Link capabilities, including Password Manager sharing, and partnerships with the Sesame Workshop and Highlights Magazine.
Google Password Manager will let “accounts that are part of a family group” share usernames and passwords for a website/service: “Whether two members of a family are coordinating with day care through a single account, or a child is letting a parent access their school assignments, sharing passwords securely has never been easier.” This capability is coming “soon.”
Another feature coming to Family Link will let parents pull up “parental controls” with that simple search. This will surface a dedicated card as the first result that lists supervised accounts with a link to individual settings.
Google is similarly making Safe Search settings, like blurring or filtering, “directly accessible on the Search results page” for relevant queries.
On the partnership front, Google.org is providing $20 million to “support work that promotes digital wellbeing, mental health, and online safety for kids of all ages.” The first partners include:
“Over the next year, Sesame Workshop— the global non-profit that helps kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder — will research and create new videos and digital resources, featuring the Muppets of Sesame Street, to support digital wellbeing and help children and families implement strategies for healthy, productive use of digital media and AI, and strengthen emotional well-being and relationships with family and community.”
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