Google is more than a search engine. Google is the home of YouTube, Picasa, Blogger and many more companies. Although all under Google, these individual services do not combine their users’ information. However, this is all going to change.
Integrating all of this information puts a lot of eggs all in one basket. Kids who have Google accounts should check their Google Dashboard to see what accounts will now be combined. To get to the Dashboard, users need to login to Google, go to “Account Settings,” select “Products,” and then “Login to Dashboard.” Here kids can see all of their Google accounts including Google+, YouTube, and Gmail.
While in the Dashboard, kids can check out what information is available on each service. Remember, certain services like Google+ require real names while YouTube accounts do not. When this account information is combined, a real name will be associated across all services.