Since your students will be spending so much time using their Chromebook computer, it behooves us to spend some time exploring the Chromebook parental controls.
Where Do You Find the Parental Controls?
You will find this feature which is called “Supervised Users” in your settings when you click on the “Manage other users” button.
Then you will simply click in the box for “enable supervised users”.
Once you set up a supervised user account, you are able to control where that user is allowed to go and what they are allowed to see while using that particular Chromebook.
You can block specific websites or just restrict special ones. You can also review your user’s browsing history. Please keep in mind that all of this is still in Beta which means there may still be bugs to be worked out and hiccups along the way.
How Do You Set This Up?
You will click on the status area where your account picture is. Log out, then click on the three vertical dots which you will most likely find at the bottom of your screen. This will open up a dialog box which allows you to choose a name and password for your new Supervised User account. After this is done, you should receive an email confirming your new account and inviting you to manage the settings.
Peace of Mind
The peace of mind you will gain from taking the few minutes to set this up will be invaluable. It is all too easy to accidentally find inappropriate content on the internet. And there are some predators who purposely target children via the world wide web. One can never be too careful when children are using the internet.