You can ask Google to erase information about your Internet children

Google has announced changes in its policies that will allow children under 18 to request the withdrawal of their images from the search results, and will withd

You can ask Google to erase information about your Internet children

Google has announced changes in its policies that will allow children under 18 to request the withdrawal of their images from the search results, and will withdraw automatic reproduction for this set of users.

One of these news is the withdrawal of smaller images of the search results on Google images. The Company explains that it is part of a new policy that will introduce in the coming weeks and that will allow for withdrawal to children under 18, or their parents or guardians.

Also in searches, the company will expand users up to 18 years old the 'Safe search' tool now available for children under 13 years of age in Family Link accounts, which allows to use filters so that adult content appears in the results.

On YouTube, Google has reported in a statement that they will gradually adjust the default rise setting to the most privacy option available for adolescents from 13 to 17 years old. They will highlight the functions of digital well-being, and to facilitate rest and disconnection, they will deactivate automatic reproduction for users under 18 and will introduce rest and sleeping time reminders.

The company will also introduce new predetermined protections in the Wizard to avoid adult content in the experience of minors. The history of locations is deactivated by default in all accounts, and prevents children under 13 can activate this feature, a protection that Google will extend to all users under 18 years of age.

In Play, the company will introduce a new security section, in which parents or guardians will be able to verify the applications that meet Google's families, to decide if they download them or not so that you can use their children.

Google WorkSpace for Education has activated the secure search technology by default in the educational centers from childhood to baccalaureate. Google has informed that you will be disabled by the possibility of changing to the guest and incognito modes to navigate the Web.

The changes that Google will introduce to improve the safety of children with their services include advertising, where protections will be expanded to show children's categories sensitive to age.

For children under 18, the company ensures that the ads segmentation will be blocked depending on age, sex or interest.

And for children and adolescents to understand what data they are collected, why and how they are used, from Google, eased materials have been developed, both for them and their parents.

Updated Date: 05 September 2021, 09:31

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