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How to set parental controls on Google Chrome browser, stop explicit content from loading

Google Chrome SafeSearch allows parents to restrict their kids’ internet activity and keep them away from explicit content.

By: HIMANI JHA
| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 23:02 IST
Here is how to set Google Chrome parental controls to protect kids from explicit content.
Here is how to set Google Chrome parental controls to protect kids from explicit content.

Internet search engines are mostly unfiltered places which are very risky for any child to be surfing without restrictions. From adult content to violence and foul language, the internet has lots of content that could be harmful for your child. Hence, it becomes quite necessary to control the content that your child browses. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to control a youngster's online wanderings. One of the most used internet browsers, Google Chrome allows parental control to create a safe online experience for kids. There are certain ways to apply parental control on Google Chrome browsing. So, know now, how you can set parental controls on Google Chrome.

How to set Google Chrome parental controls

The easiest and simplest way to set up a safe online experience is turning on SafeSearch in the browser setting. For this you will have to sign into your Google account and go to the preference setting and turn on the SafeSearch mode and save the settings. As soon as the SafeSearch is turned on, most explicit results will be automatically filtered out of Google searches.

The other most comprehensive way to enable safe internet browsing on Chrome is to set up Google Family Link by creating or linking a gmail account to the managed plan. To enable this set up you will be required to download Family Link onto an iPhone or an Android device and then go through the setup. Here is a step-by-step guide to enable Google family link.

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Step 1: Install the Google family link on your iPhone or android phone

Step 2: Open the app and go to set up

Step 3: Set the limiting screen time, limit and view web activity, and track the physical location of their phone or a Chromebook.

Step 4: Once done. Save the changes. This will let you manage the apps your child can use.

Moreover, you can also set up a supervised Google account to control and supervise your kids' browsing.

However, if you're just looking to block your kids from accessing a few specific websites, then you can do so with ease with a Chrome extension.

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First Published Date: 30 Dec, 13:58 IST
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