What Parents Need to Know about Google Chromebook

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What Parents Need to Know about Google Chromebook

Published 24th August 2022

A free online safety guide on Google Chromebook.

Google Chromebooks were first introduced in 2011 as a budget-friendly alternative to Windows laptops. They have a cloud-based desktop operating system created by Google that performs internet-based tasks simply and quickly. Although primarily optimised for Google apps – such as Gmail and Google Drive – newer devices also support Android apps and offer a range of parental controls via the Google Family Link tool. Nonetheless, whilst these tools are comprehensive, there are some limitations which means there are a number of risks trusted adults should be aware of.

In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as addiction, malware and your child having access to the internet at all times.

This is part of our Technology category.

Dr. Claire Sutherland

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Dr. Claire Sutherland

Online safety consultant, educator and researcher with extensive experience of working with schools.
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