How to Set Up Parental Controls on Chrome Browser


In today’s digitalworld, children have access to the internet at an increasingly younger age, exposing them to a world of both information and risks. Parental controls are tools that allow parents to monitor and regulate their children’s online activities, including the websites they visit, the content they consume, and the time they spend online. Parental controls are vital for safeguarding children and preventing exposure to harmful content and cyber bullying.

With parental controls, parents can also promote responsible online behavior, help their children develop healthy internet habits, and build trust and communication within the family. If you are a parent, and concerned about your child’s online activities then this article is for you where you can find how to set up parental control on Chrome browser to protect your childfrom digital threats and explicit content while he/she browses online.

1. Enable Safe Browsing

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser on your child’s phone.

  2. Click on the three dots at the top rightside to open the side menu.

  3. Select Settings.
    chrome browser

  4. Click on Privacy and Security settings.

  5. Select Safe Browsing.

  6. Enable Safe Browsing by either selecting Enhanced Protection or Standard Protection. You can check their details by clicking on the side arrow icon.
    chrome settings

2. Enable SafeSearch

  1. Open the Google Chrome browseron your child’s phone and click on the Hamburger icon at the top left sideto open the side. menu.

  2. Click on SafeSearch.

  3. Enable SafeSearch.
    enable safesearch

3. Configure Parental Controls Using Google’s Family Link App

On Child’s or Teen’s Phone:

  1. Open phone Settings.

  2. Scroll to the bottom and click on Google.

  3. Select Parental Controls.
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  4. Now you will need to configure parental controls. To do so, click on Get Started.

  5. Select Child or Teenager as that phone belongs to your child.

  6. Then click on Next.
    configure parental controls

  7. Select your Child’s Google account (If your child possesses multiple Google accounts, then all the other accounts will be removed fromhis/her phone except the one you have chosen).

  8. Now on the Parent account page, add your own email through which you will be monitoring and controlling your child’s phone, and then click on Next.

  9. Scroll to the bottom and enter your Child’s account password, and click on Agree to link your and your child’s account. Follow up on the further steps.
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On Parent’sPhone:

  1. Download and install the Family Link app from the Google play store or you can download it from here.

  2. Sign in with the email that you have earlier entered into your child’s phone.

  3. Click on Yes and then click on Done.
    open family link app

  4. Now you will be seeing the details of your child’s devicewhere you can set the Daily Limit, Downtime, App Limits, and other things. To configure parental controlsfor the Google Chrome app on your child’s device, select Content Restrictions.

  5. Select Google Chrome.

  6. In the Google Chrome section, enable Try to block explicit sites. You can also approve sites or block sites manually under the manage sites option. Now that have successfully set up parental controls, you can relax and monitor your child’s browsing activity from a distance.
    setup content restrictions

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Abhishek Mahato

Exploring the realm of the internet is one of the leisure pursuits of Abhishek. He's is fond of gadgets & games, and likes to put his learnings into useful tech articles for you.