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 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.

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  2. PC Magazine reports that the new feature:,2817,2426183,00.asp

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