Supervised Users: Google Adds New Parental Controls to Chrome

by Karl Utermohlen | October 23, 2013 1:32 pm

Google (GOOG[1]) is adding more restrictions to its new beta version of Chrome to ensure that children and teenagers don’t have access to certain websites.

PC Magazine reports that the new feature[2] — called ‘supervised users’ — allows parents to create several accounts and decide what websites their kids can access and what websites are off-limits. This tool can be used by visiting chrome.com/manage and creating several accounts for the whole family. You can then review your children’s history on Chrome and choose what content is appropriate for them and what isn’t.

A June 2012 McAfee study showed that about 70% of teenagers hide their online activity from their parents which can include simulated violence online, sexual topics and even pornography.

Endnotes:
  1. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  2. PC Magazine reports that the new feature: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2426183,00.asp

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