Frequently Asked Questions

Help with initial setup

I’ve just opened my Tanoshi device, how do I make sure to set it up properly?

The quick start guide should have all the information you need to get started. But here’s a breakdown of the basic steps:

1. Power on your device using the button on the upper left of the tablet.
2. Click get started, then select “Set up as new”.
3. Next select Create a new account, this will be the child account you want to use (note if you a previously made account where the listed age is 13 or OVER, the parental controls WILL NOT be activated).
4. In the basic information page enter the child’s real age.
5. Now you’ll link the kid account to an existing PARENT gmail account. We recommend using an account logged into your phone for fast and easy setup.
6. Finally you’ll be asked to enter in a credit or debit card to activate the kid account. This is a one time charge of $0.30.
7. Follow the remaining prompts and your device will be ready to use!

Chrome & your kid’s Google Account

How will Chrome work on my Tanoshi device?

For the most part, Chrome will be the same for kids as it is for adults. There are only a few things that are different for kids, for example:

  • Kids can’t use incognito mode, or sign out of Chrome.
  • Parents can manage the sites their kids can visit on Chrome, and some site permissions.
  • By default, Chrome tries to block sexually explicit and violent sites.
  • Chrome Sync is required for certain parental management features to work, so it can’t be turned off completely. However, you can turn off certain kinds of data collection.
  • Your kid’s Google Activity controls might allow Google to use Chrome browsing history and activity from websites to personalize their experience across Google products and services. However, this information won’t be used to personalize ads.
  • Manage your kid’s activity on Chrome

    How can I adjust restrictions on my Tanoshi device?

    1. Open the Family Link app.
    2. Select your kid.
    3. On the “Settings” card, tap Manage Settings and then Filters on Google Chrome.
    4. Choose the setting that’s right for your family:
       – Allow all sites: Your kid will be able to visit all sites, except the ones you block.
       – Try to block mature sites: No filter is perfect, but this should help hide sexually explicit and violent sites.
       – Only allow certain sites: Your kid will only be able to visit the sites you allow.
    5. Tap Manage sites to allow or block certain sites.

    Note: You can also manage this setting by clicking on your kid’s name at families.google.com

    Block or allow certain sites

    How can I block or allow certain sites on my Tanoshi device?

    If you block a certain site, your kid can ask permission to visit it. You’ll get a notification in the Family Link app where you can approve or deny their request.

    – Websites: If you block or allow specific website, like www.google.com, the permission won’t apply to sites that begin or end differently, like www.google.co.uk or get.google.com/tips.

    – Domains: If you block or allow an entire domain, like google, the permission applies to sites that begin or end differently too, like google.com, and images.google.fr.

    To block or allow a site:

    1. Open the Family Link app.
    2. Select your kid.
    3. On the “Settings” card, tap Manage Settings and then Filters on Google Chrome and then Manage sites and then Approved or Blocked.
    4. In the bottom right corner, click Create Create.
    5. Add a website or domain.
    6. In the top left, click Close Close.

    Note: You can also manage this setting by clicking on your kid’s name at families.google.com

    Change website permissions settings

    What if a website requests permissions from my Tanoshi device, how do I allow or change that?

    You can decide whether your kid can give permissions to websites they visit, including location, camera, and notifications.

    1. Open the Family Link app.
    2. Select your kid.
    3. On the “Settings” card, tap Manage Settings and then Filters on Google Chrome and then Chrome dashboard.
    4. Turn “Permissions for sites and apps” on or off.

    Note: You can also manage this setting by clicking on your kid’s name on the Chrome dashboard.

    When “Permissions for sites and apps” is off, kids shouldn’t be able to give permissions to websites in the future. However, permissions they already granted will still be in place.

    See or delete your kid’s Chrome history

    How do I see my kid’s Chrome history on my Tanoshi device?

    1. On your kid’s device, open the Chrome app Chrome.
    2. In the top right, tap More More and then History. This page shows your kid’s recent Chrome history.

    How do I delete browsing history on my Tanoshi device?

    1. Open the Family Link app.
    2. Select your kid.
    3. On the “Settings” card, tap Manage Settings and then Filters on Google Chrome and then Chrome dashboard..
    4. In the “History” section, tap Clear history.

    Note: Your kid’s Google Account might have other kinds of browsing history saved at myactivity.google.com

    How do I delete browsing data on my Tanoshi device?

    To clear your kid’s browsing data, such as cookies, saved passwords, and autofill form data:

    1. On your kid’s device, open the Chrome app Chrome.
    2. In the top right, tap More More and then History.
    3. At the bottom, tap Clear browsing data.
    4. Check the boxes next to the type of browsing data you want to remove.
    5. Tap Clear data.

    Search & your kid’s Google account

    Can my kid’s account use Google Search?

    When you create a Google Account for your kid under 13, they can use Google Search. SafeSearch will be turned on by default for your kid’s Google Account. SafeSearch helps filter explicit results on Google, like pornography. SafeSearch isn’t 100% accurate, but helps kids avoid most explicit content.

    Note: If your kid isn’t signed in while they’re using Google Search, their SafeSearch settings won’t apply.

    1. Open the Family Link app.
    2. Select your kid.
    3. On the “Settings” card, tap Manage Settings and then Filters on Google Search.
    4. Turn “SafeSearch” on or off.

    Note: You can also manage this setting by clicking on your kid’s name at families.google.com

    Turn Google Search on or off

    Can I turn off Google Search on my Tanoshi device?

    Yes.

    You can turn off search in the Google app to prevent your kid from using it on their Android devices.

    Note: Even if you turn off search, your kid can still search using browsers like Chrome or Firefox. If you want, you can block these apps.

    Family Link app:
    1. Open the Family Link app.
    2. Select your kid.
    3. On the “Settings” card, tap Manage Settings and then Android apps.
    4. Under “Allowed,” tap Google.
    5. Turn “Search” on or off.

    Family Link on the web:
    1. Go to Family Link on the web.
    2. Select your kid.
    3. Click Android apps.
    4. In the “Required” section, turn Search on or off.

    Google Assistant

    Can I turn off Google Assistant on my Tanoshi device?

    Yes, to prevent your kid from using the Google Assistant in the Google app on their Android devices:

    1. Open the Family Link app.
    2. Select your kid.
    3. On the “Settings” card, tap Manage Settings and then More and then Manage Google activity and then Only parents.
    4. Tap Manage activity controls and then Voice & Audio Activity.
    5. Pause “Voice & Audio Activity.”

    Search and browsing activity

    If Web & App Activity is turned on, and your kid is signed in to their Google account:

  • Your kid’s searches and browsing history are saved to their Google Account.
  • Your kid’s search results are personalized based on their past activity.
  • Note: Only you and your kid can see their activity.

    Can I turn off Google recording my kid’s websearch?

    Yes.

    1. Open the Family Link app.
    2. Select your kid.
    3. Under “Settings” card, tap Manage settings and then More and then Manage Google activity and then Go to activity controls and then Web & App Activity.
    4. Tap On or Paused.

    Note: You can also manage this setting by clicking on your kid’s name at families.google.com.

    Can I see what my kid has looked at on my Tanoshi device?

    Yes.

    1. On your kid’s device, visit the My Activity page. Sign in using your kid’s Google Account.
    2. In the search box, tap More Moreand then Select.
    3. Check the boxes next to any activity you want to delete.
    4. At the top of the page, tap Delete Deleteand then Ok.

    Troubleshooting problems

    My kid saw some not age appropriate content in his searches, what should I do?

    Double check that SafeSearch is on and correctly configured. Then send feedback back to Google to make sure there’s a record and it can be investigated.

    First, use the instructions above to make sure SafeSearch is on.
    Then, report the content to Google.

    Sites
    If your kid visited a site with inappropriate content, report the content to Google.

    Images
    1. Tap the image to see more options.
    2. In the bottom right, tap More Moreand then Send feedback.

    My kid saw ads in their Google search, is this normal?

    Your kid might see ads when they use Google Search. Learn more about how ads work with kids’ Google Accounts

    SafeSearch & your kid’s Google Account

    By default, SafeSearch will be turned on for your kid’s Google Account. SafeSearch helps filter explicit results on Google, like pornography. SafeSearch isn’t 100% accurate, but helps kids avoid most explicit content.

    How do I enable or disable SafeSearch?

    1. Open the Family Link app.
    2. Select your kid.
    3. On the “Settings” card, tap Manage Settings and then Filters on Google Search.
    4. Turn “SafeSearch” on or off.

    Google search

    How do I turn Google Search on or off?

    From the Family Link app

    1. Open the Family Link app.
    2. Select your kid.
    3. On the “Settings” card, tap Manage Settings and then Android apps.
    4. Under “Allowed,” tap Google.
    5. Turn “Search” on or off.

    From Family Link on the web

    1. Go to Family Link on the web.
    2. Select your kid.
    3. Click Android apps.
    4. In the “Required” section, turn Search on or off.

    Google Assistant

    How do I disable Google assistant?

    To prevent your kid from using the Google Assistant in the Google app on their Android devices:

    1. Open the Family Link app.
    2. Select your kid.
    3. On the “Settings” card, tap Manage Settings and then More and then Manage Google activity and then Only parents.
    4. Tap Manage activity controls and then Voice & Audio Activity.
    5. Pause “Voice & Audio Activity.”

    Google Photos & your kid’s Google Account

    When your kid has a Google Account, they can use the Google Photos app to save and share their photos.

    How Google Photos works:

    For the most part, Google Photos will be the same for kids as it is for adults. There are only a few things that are different for kids:

  • Parents can turn off sharing from within Google Photos.
  • Face-clustering is turned off, so kids can’t search for specific people in their photo library.

    How can I turn photo sharing on or off on my Kid’s device?

    When you turn off photo sharing, your kid won’t be able to use the share button in Google photos. However, your kid will still be able to share photos in other apps, like Gmail or Google Hangouts.

    1. Open the Family Link app.
    2. Select your kid.
    3. On the “Settings” card, tap Manage Settings and then More.
    4. Turn “Google Photos sharing” on or off.