Google has added parental controls to its
Chrome web browser that enable parents to monitor their children’s browsing behavior. This feature, which launched at the end of October is called ‘Supervised Users’ Parents, aka ‘managers’ can review users’ history, approve or deny access requests and even block specific sites.
So how is Google Chrome’s Parental Controls any different from SafeSearch? Well to start off, SafeSearch automatically blocks any Google Search results that might not be appropriate and is considered adult content, where as the new parental controls features work beyond just search, across all browsing behavior.
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Products like BullGuard Premium Protection and the new Google Chrome offering are important ones, as a recent study found that many children as young as 9 are engaging in risky behavior online, i.e. sharing information, and engaging with games and websites meant for children over 18.
Learn more about how to set yourself up as a ‘Supervised User’ here. Like if you think you’ll use Google Chrome’s new parental controls.