Google has long maintained parental controls over how it handles the privacy of its millions of users, and its new parental controls are a major step toward ending that.
Parents can opt out of parental controls on Google’s search engine, search results, Gmail, Google+ and Google Play services, but they can still block ads and other content from Google Kids.
“We’re taking the next step by giving parents the power to control who is accessing their kids’ personal information,” a Google spokesperson told TechCrunch.
Google will soon be rolling out new parental control features on Google+ for kids ages 7 and up, which are now live for the first time on Google Play.
“Google has always been about making our kids’ lives better.
Parents are the people who make that happen.
Parents have the power now to control what their kids see and how they interact online,” said Google’s CTO of Kids, Brian McClendon, in a statement.
Google is taking the same approach with its new Google+ parental controls.
Parents who don’t want their kids to see ads, for example, can turn off the ad network and opt out by clicking “Do Not Allow Advertisements.”
Google will also allow parents to block the app from being used by other Google Kids users.
“Kids is not designed to allow anyone to access children’s personal information, including children’s names, email addresses, and other sensitive personal information.
Parents need to understand that when they block apps from other Google Apps, they’re not just blocking apps from kids.
They’re blocking apps that kids can’t use,” the Google spokesperson said.
Parents will also be able to turn off Google Kids for their kids by opting out of Google Play Kids and other Google apps.
“Parents can also block certain kinds of ads from appearing in Kids by going to the Google Kids settings,” the spokesperson said, adding that this option is currently available only in the US.
Google also announced new parental access to Google Play Books for kids.
Google Books is Google’s new kids app that lets kids create and read books in the comfort of their own home, as well as on the go.
Google has also rolled out parental controls for Google Play Movies for kids and Movies for Kids.
The Movies for Children app will now also block kids from viewing movies that don’t have parental permission.
Google Play Music for kids will also now block kids’ access to the service.
Google’s other kids apps are also now on Google play.
Google Maps for kids now only blocks kids from using the app.
Google Assistant for kids no longer blocks kids’ apps.
Google Search for kids is now only blocking kids from accessing the service, but parents can opt-out of Google Search Kids by clicking the “Do not allow Google Search apps” button.
Google Now for kids allows kids to use the service and still access the Google Now search.
Parents also will be able block ads from accessing Google Now by going into their Google Play account settings and setting it to block ads for apps and content.
Google recently introduced a new set of parental control options that will let kids opt out from using Google Play parental controls and other features.
Google now offers parental controls that allow parents, including parents of kids under age 13, to block certain ads from being shown on their kids accounts.
For example, parents can choose to block search results for their kid, their kid’s friends, and any other Google accounts for which they don’t wish to be able see ads.
“When it comes to ads, the more kids you have on your account, the better,” said McClendon.
Google says parents can also limit access to ads by allowing the kids app to access only Google Search and Play Movies.
Google+ has long offered parental controls but these are the first to make them available directly from Google Play for kids under 12.
Google Kids and Google Search are the only kids apps currently available in the Google Play Store for kids below 13 years old.