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How do I change my Gmail account from child to normal?

Answer

  1. Open the Family Link app.
  2. Select your child.
  3. On the “Settings” card,
  4. Tap Manage settings. Account info.
  5. Tap Edit.
  6. Make changes to your child’s account.
  7. Tap Done.

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As of Google’s Account changes announced in January 2008, you can create a new Google account for your child that is intended to be used with Child-directed settings. This provides an excellent opportunity to keep adult content from being displayed for young eyes while still allowing them to use Gmail as they would an email account. Read more about this here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/kidsaccounts.html#child_directed_email

To change your current Gmail account and existing messages under the old ‘child’ option read below:

Once you’ve decided to switch over your child to a ‘normal’ account, you can just click the ‘More actions…’ link next to your child’s name on any page (mail, contacts, etc.) and select the Edit option. This will take you to a page that includes an “Edit” button all of its own.

On this page is a box where you can change your child’s name from whatever it currently is to anything that suits you better (up to 25 characters). Once you’ve done that, there are three links listed below: Settings for kids accounts in Gmail – For parents: This FAQ will help parents understand how Google Accounts work with Gmail, provide guidance on managing various account settings such as two-step verification and activity controls.

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This FAQ will help parents understand how Google Accounts work with Gmail, provide guidance on managing various account settings such as two-step verification and activity controls. Settings for kids account in YouTube – For parents: This FAQ will help you understand the features set up specifically for your child’s use if you’ve created a YouTube Account for them

This FAQ will help you understand the features set up specifically for your child’s use if you’ve created a YouTube Account for them Contact us: If you still need more information about creating an account with Parental Controls enabled, contact Google

You’ll be taken to a page that has some related support links listed below. After this, there’ll be an “Edit” link all of its own again. Clicking it will allow you to change the password for your child’s new account.

How do I change my Gmail account from child to normal?

As of Google’s Account changes announced in January 2008, you can create a new Google account for your child that is intended to be used with Child-directed settings. This provides an excellent opportunity to keep adult content from being displayed for young eyes while still allowing them to use Gmail as they would an email account. Read more about this here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/kidsaccounts.html#child_directed_email

To change your current Gmail account and existing messages under the old ‘child’ option read below:  Once you’ve decided to switch over your child into a ‘normal’ account, you can just click the ‘More actions…’ link next to your child’s name on any page (mail, contacts, etc.) and select the Edit option. This will take you to a page that includes an “Edit” button all of its own.

Once you’ve done that, there are three links listed below: Settings for kids accounts in Gmail – For parents: This FAQ will help parents understand how Google Accounts work with Gmail, provide guidance on managing various account settings such as two-step verification and activity controls.

This FAQ will help parents understand how Google Accounts work with Gmail, provide guidance on managing various account settings such as two-step verification and activity controls. Settings for kids account in YouTube – For parents: This FAQ will help you understand the features set up specifically for your child’s use if you’ve created a YouTube Account for them

This FAQ will help you understand the features set up specifically for your child’s use if you’ve created a YouTube Account for them Contact us: If you still need more information about creating an account with Parental Controls enabled, contact Google.

You’ll be taken to a page that has some related support links listed below. After this, there’ll be an “Edit” link all of its own again. Clicking it will allow you to change the password for your child’s new account.

Anyone can still view my child-directed email or messaging activity using Google Takeout (previously Blogger) download or web interface, by logging into their parent/guardian’s Gmail account and viewing their messages.

My child-directed Google Account(s) is/are still listed in my parent account (former “Google Takeout”) How do I remove the old child-directed accounts from the Gmail interface? You will need to follow these steps: Click on your picture or icon in the upper right corner. Select “Settings” at the bottom of the list that appears. On the sidebar, select “Manage Accounts”. Find your child’s account and click on it. Scroll down to where you see a button labeled “Delete”. Click on it. A pop-up box will appear – click OK and then confirm that you are sure that you want to delete this account. To confirm, type DELETE into the box below and hit enter. If you have more than one child-directed account, they will all be listed there, and if you want to delete them all, just repeat the above steps.

What do I need to do to get my free upgrade?

Just make sure your kids’ accounts are updated with their new national DOB’s and then hit this link: http://www.google.com/landing/upgrade. Once you’ve selected the children’s profiles that should be upgraded, enter your credit card info, and voila! Free Google Apps for Education!   What’s different about a regular adult-oriented Google Account versus a child-oriented one? For the most part – nothing! Since kids won’t really care or notice which type of account they’re using. The biggest difference is that the child-directed Gmail will have a default email address ending in – [Child’s first and last name]@gmail.com. Also, since every child-oriented account comes with Google Apps for Education, it’ll be branded accordingly: Instead of just seeing “Google Drive” they’ll see it as “Google Drive for Education”. They may also notice other minor branding differences such as some clickable links being changed from Gmail to their school’s domain (i.e., http://schoolname.googleapps.edublogs.org) or there could even be a text link added at the bottom of their Calendar events telling them to check out Google Classroom if appropriate and possible!

What is the purpose of child-directed settings?  

To help parents create a safer online experience for their children. For example, it’s possible to require stronger passwords and disallow sign-ins from devices that are not “trusted”. It can also be helpful to have all your children’s activities in one place.  Can I set up multiple child accounts with my parent account? Yes, but it’s probably best if only one account per email address is used (and Google does not recommend doing this). Also, note that you cannot add more than three child accounts to your Google Apps for Education license so consider using an additional email address if you plan on having more than three kids!   What kinds of activities will show up My Activity? Most things…and I mean that. All of the web activity you can see on your regular account’s “My Activity” page will be viewable by you via your parent/guardian account. This includes all sites visited, uploading or downloading files from the drive, recently played videos, locations (if location tracking is turned on), searches, and every single item in their email inboxes – Gmail & Google Apps for Education! Also note that there is a separate “My Activity” page for each child and ALL activities they do within ANY google product will be recorded here (that means YouTube, Drive & even Classroom!)

How can I tell if my child’s account is a child-directed one? When viewing any Gmail message or looking at the Google My Account page, you’ll see an icon in the upper-right hand corner of your child’s Gmail & google account:

It looks like a colorful head with two small human figures inside.

What are some of the other settings I should know about?

If your child is under 13 and signed into their account (for example, on a friend’s device), you will not be notified if they are attempting to watch YouTube videos rated “restricted”. Only if they are watching YouTube videos that have been marked as “adult” will you receive notifications. You can set these restrictions up by going here: http://www.google.com/accounts/ManageKIDSSettings.  Your child might see very different results when looking for YouTube videos than you do. When you are signed in to your Google Account, you can type in things like “Disney Channel” or a specific show (“The Suite Life”) and the entire suite of Disney content will be viewable to you…but if your child is searching for the same thing, they may only see episodes from a few recent seasons of said Disney channel show since YouTube has age restrictions set up on content uploaded by users. (It’s best for them to search from within the YouTube Kids app though because there are no ads and probably some extra safety features set up). How do I know which devices have been used with my child’s account? All device activity related to any given child-directed Gmail account will be listed in the “Devices” section of their parent/guardian account:

When you click on the device, you’ll see all the web activity and files uploaded or downloaded. These will also be accessible via mobile devices if your child is signed into their Gmail account on them. What does it mean when I see a notification that my child’s device has been used to view inappropriate content? If Google knows about it (because it was reported by someone else), they’ll notify you…and there are few things weirder than seeing one of these in your inbox at 3am and then having Google verify what they saw happening to be 100% accurate!

How can I learn how to use Google Classroom?  

There is a great training page here: https://classroom.google.com/intro.  If you are used to using Google Drive, this will feel very similar and is a great way for those in your child’s class to share their work with each other! Be careful about who is given access though as it can be easy to get carried away sharing everything…alas, that is one downside of such an awesome tool!

What if my child accidentally deletes something they have worked hard on? You can recover deleted files (up until 30 days from the moment they were deleted) by clicking on “Recover deleted content” at the bottom of your Gmail inbox screen under “Inbox” :

This will take you to your google drive where you can restore older versions of your files if you aren’t able to recover them from a recent save somewhere else.

What do I need to know about Google Calendar?    

You can view & edit an events calendar for your child by going here: https://www.google.com/calendar/.  Your child might be used to seeing all the events posted on their Gmail account listed under “Upcoming Events”…but that will not show any time-sensitive information that is shared with them through Event Notifications in Google Calendar (if they are using this feature). If your child was invited and accepted an event invitation, it will be available in this section: You’ll want to let your child know that these invitations are saved in the google calendar and to check that section when they are looking for something specific…or possibly add a color code or symbol to all of your calendars so it’s easy for them to tell which ones have events listed!

What should I know about Google Keep?    

Google Keep is an awesome application where you can save notes, pictures, lists, etc. There will be some collaboration opportunities available through these applications as well. If your child has ideas for projects that could involve keep (such as a class scavenger hunt), they’ll need to share their content with specific people when creating the keep note. Here’s how:

This makes it easier for students who want feedback on their homework assignments from fellow classmates…or if decide to share what they have learned in class with each other!

How do I set up a project that will be shared with my child’s whole class?    

Google Drive is the answer to this question …and it’s pretty easy once you are the know-how. Here are some things to remember: It’s best if everyone shares their own Drive folders. You don’t want one person sharing their folder and having access for a lot of other people because your child may not be able to modify or add anything of their own to that folder anymore if it gets changed by someone else who has access…it can end up looking something like this:

It might seem redundant, but also make sure “Files” & “Comments” are visible for all collaborators: If your child’s project assignment is to create a document & spreadsheets in Google Drive, I would suggest planning ahead and asking them if they are the only person who will be working on it…if not, make sure you know that there will be multiple people sharing that folder so you can name it something easy to read!

What should I know about Google Hangouts?    

Google Hangouts are a group video chat feature for anyone with a google account. We have already had class Skype chats using this account…it’s super easy to set up & use: https://hangouts.google.com/start.  If your students aren’t familiar with how this works, remind them of you few basic things: You can start a hangout with just one person or a group…you can also start the conversation in text mode (instead of video) if that’s easier:

When you mention someone in your conversation, they will get alerted & sent an invite to join. They have the option of accepting (which then puts them on the main screen where they can chat) or declining:

Some things to remember about this feature …in order for it to work properly, everyone using it needs to be logged into their Google account. Also, only people over 13 years old are allowed to use these features. It’s also important for students to know that Hangouts don’t record anything unless someone makes a phone call through Google Voice (so no one has access yet). These are all great features that make it easy for students to collaborate with each other…and when they are ready to share their discussions with me, I can easily access them and respond right back.

How do I set up a hangout between my child & myself?      

This is a great way to have virtual conferences! Start by going online as you normally would (make sure your computer microphone or headset is plugged in) and click the video camera icon on the left:

Then click “Hangouts” in the top left corner:

When you create this event, you’ll need to invite yourself as well..just use your own email address: Once you receive the invitation, simply accept it and start talking!: This will also generate a recording that you can go back to…if there are any parts that I need to review later, we can do that! If your child has questions about setting up Hangouts, help them out by showing them how it’s done for yourself.

EXAMPLE:  If your child wants more information on the project they are doing in class . . . and would like some feedback on what they’ve created so far (or even record their progress & send it along for me to look at)….then we can set up a quick conference using our Google account via hangout. It will make it easy so you don’t have to take as much time in returning responses back & forth. Here’s how: 1. Create an event using your email account in Google Calendar:

2. Send yourself the invite under “Additional information“:

3. Accept it & go to the event page:

4. Click on the little video camera icon (next to “Ok, see you there” ) : Within a few minutes, I’ll receive this message through my inbox…it’s at that point where you want to make sure you accept it and we can start talking!

5. Start chatting!: This is also an easy way for me to record our conversation if I need to refer back later on anything specific they shared with me during their project development…..I wouldn’t want any of those vital details to get lost! If necessary, we could even do this when we are both working on the same project (at different times)…it’s just another way we can collaborate even when aren’t in the same physical location at one time. 

How do I change my Gmail account from child to normal?

1. Open the Family Link app.
2. Select your child.
3. On the “Settings” card,
4. Tap Manage settings. Account info.
5. Tap Edit.
6. Make changes to your child’s account.
7. Tap Done.

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