23rd October 2013
Parents who use Google's Chrome internet browser will now be able to monitor and control their children's internet use with integrated controls.
'Supervised users' – as the feature is called – is available on Windows, Mac and Linux as well as on Google's own Chromebook. It enables 'managers' to set up profiles of the children (or other people) they want to monitor. They will be able to check on those users' browsing history as well as blocking nominated sites and approving access requests.
Childen and other supervised users will be able to view all websites by default; it will be down to managers to specify which sites are to be blocked. The feature also automatically activates SafeSearch for supervised users, preventing most adult content from appearing in Google search results.