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Lauren B. Stevens
Lauren B. Stevens is a freelance writer and influential blogger. She is passionate about social media and literature.
Apr 21, 2017
Hopefully, we’re catching you as you first set up your child’s Chromebook, as parental controls work best when you, the parent, are designated as the owner of the laptop. In fact, any device or application that offers a master account should have a parent assigned, to better able to monitor your child’s activity.
Holding the master account to a device, and designating user accounts for your children, is definitely not foolproof.
While Net Nanny isn't compatible with Chromebooks at this time, parents should know that the best ways to monitor your child’s online activity on Chromebook is to turn off the Guest Browsing feature and to set up dedicated user accounts. Guest Browsing should be disabled because you are unable to look at a guest’s browsing history, and if you have multiple users for your Chromebook, you’ll want to be able to look at an attributable browsing history. Follow the below steps to disable Guest Browsing and set up a user profile for your child:
Find more resources for setting up the device's native parental controls for Windows 10, Apple products, Nintendo Switch, YouTube, and Kindle.