The first thing you have to do after you download the app is to create your kids' accounts. Once they've got their own profiles, start setting the limitations they'll encounter when they use their smartphones. You can decide the apps they can download and access using your own smartphone. For example, you can give them access to WhatsApp in the afternoons only, ban shopping apps and stop them from accessing any type of app that you don't like.
In addition, Google Family Link lets you view your kids' activity and get periodical reports that show you how much time they spend on their smartphones and specific apps. This information is useful so you can manage their time more efficiently. These reports also help you accurately advise your kids about the responsible use of technology and social networks.
Another great advantage of using Google Family Link is that it lets you know where your kids are at all times. If they haven't come home and you're worried about their safety, you can always check their location to make sure they're safe.