So in light of this pandemic and my children’s #StayHome education, I decided to buy Android tablets for them. Now they can learn and do the recommended virtual learning their teachers provide on a weekly basis.
When setting up these tablets, it requires you to create a Google account. A Google Mail account is preferred and the Family Link app installed.
What if you already created Gmail accounts for your children?
This is what caused me to write this post. Many others have had this problem too. I even added my own comment of frustration to that Google Support forum.
Google is completely justified in their handling of this and complying with COPPA law. However, if children are under the age of 13 and their parent or legal guardian has verified permission to access the account and the child’s device then regardless if the account existed or is being created via the Family Link app, you should still be able to change the child’s date of birth without it being disabled or recreated.
Just trying to provide another voice for frustrated parents trying to get their kids setup and learning on their mobile devices. Maybe Google will see this and do something. #FixAdultToChildGoogleAccountIssue