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  # 2170069 30-Jan-2019 10:07
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Google's Family Link has been working really well for us.

 

 

We're using Family Link on our boys' phones and my eldest's ChromeBook. It's with the latter I'm finding some frustration, eg in their wisdom Google have decided that no child account will be allowed to access YouTube, whether it be the website or the app. Sorry, but I'd rather they let me as the parent determine whether I trust my kid to use YouTube or not, rather than it being out of my hands.

 

I think we're also going to hit a limitation in that the school will provide their own Google account for access via the ChromeBook, thereby rendering the otherwise useful controls (eg limiting access by time of day) useless.


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  # 2170072 30-Jan-2019 10:13
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I think we're also going to hit a limitation in that the school will provide their own Google account for access via the ChromeBook

 

We're in the same boat, with school providing GAFE accounts for the kids. I've posted earlier about the poorly-handled attempt by the school to introduce FamilyZone in December, without having worked through even the basics of the installation mechanism on these locked-down GAFE accounts.

 

At least I am pretty confident that the game-playing I want most to keep an eye on will only happen on the 'home' Google accounts (regardless of location) and it will still be filtered through the Family Link system. I haven't had squawks from them yet about YouTube access, thankfully.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2170482 30-Jan-2019 22:12
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Yeah this has raised itself again in our household, both in terms of capping youtube access at certain times of the day, and dealing with devices using school accounts when the child moves to a new school.  Will look into that last one closer later, and it looks like google offers ways to migrate lots of content between accounts.  Vodafone fibre Modem/Router is killing all internet access fairly well, but doesn't offer enough inbuilt smarts to be able to restrict youtube to certain times of the day (well that I've found yet).




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  # 2170745 31-Jan-2019 14:04
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Yeah this has raised itself again in our household, both in terms of capping youtube access at certain times of the day, and dealing with devices using school accounts when the child moves to a new school.  Will look into that last one closer later, and it looks like google offers ways to migrate lots of content between accounts.  Vodafone fibre Modem/Router is killing all internet access fairly well, but doesn't offer enough inbuilt smarts to be able to restrict youtube to certain times of the day (well that I've found yet).

 

 

@Jaxson: depending on the OS of the devices you're wanting to control YouTube on, the app I mentioned in an earlier post may be worth a look - we use Kidslox (https://kidslox.com/) on Android phones and a tablet plus iPads (it doesn't support computers including Chromebooks, sadly).

 

As I think I mentioned, it was the only kids' control app I could find that allowed me to set daily limits and block out periods of the day where these limits don't apply (so as not to count time used at school towards the daily limit). But now it also now provides for additional profiles that can allow (or block) specific apps; this profile can then be associated with a 'schedule', which simply applies that profile to a specific time period (which can be set to run on any specific days of the week).

 

So, in this case, one could set up a profile that allows YouTube and then establish any number of schedules for periods where access is to be granted (or, equally, the reverse - times where YouTube isn't allowed).

 

Caveats: it's a paid-for app, but totally worth it in my book. (I see they do a one-off 'life-time' purchase, which is new.) Also, thanks to iOS's locked-down nature, it has some limitations on this OS (eg, which apps can have their access controlled; rearrangement of icons), but works without any such issues on Android devices.

 

I see they do a fee 14-day trial, so if you're using iOS and/or Andriod devices it's totally worth a go.


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