As you may have read in Google for Education’s latest blog about their commitment to safer digital learning environments, they are deploying new policies to help you keep your users even safer. They are launching a new age-based access setting, to provide admins with more tools to tailor experiences for users based on their age. All K-12 Workspace for Education customers need to indicate which users in their institution are 18 years of age or older via the age-based access setting in the Admin Console prior to September 1, 2021 to prevent users, such as teachers or staff, from losing access to services.
After Sept 1, 2021, any users in your K-12 domain that have not been indicated as 18 and older will default to the under 18 account setting. All users under 18 will have a more restricted experience with their Workspace accounts when using Additional Google services.
Please update the age-based access settings in your Admin console to indicate all users above the age of 18 (i.e. teachers, staff) before September 1, 2021.
How to set age-based access settings for users:
1. Go to the Admin Console.
2. Under “Accounts”> “Account Settings”, go to “Age-based access” setting
3. For each organizational unit or group on the left-hand side, indicate whether the organizational unit or group contains users above the age of 18.*
When setting the age-based access setting, please note:
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.