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Step by Step: How to Set Up Foolproof Parental Controls on Google

Parental control allows you to take care of minors while they surf the Internet (Photo: ABC)
Parental control allows you to take care of minors while they surf the Internet (Photo: ABC)

There are two important factors to set parental control settings on Google. The first is that at this time it is impossible to continue preventing children and adolescents from entering Internet, because they not only do it for fun and entertainment, but for school and educational reasons. Second because Google is the search engine by default that the vast majority use, so it is best to establish security measures before an unfortunate event can occur.

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Many of the technological platforms currently have parental control parameters, it is only enough to activate them so that they are well established and minors are not exposed to potential risks.

Google, being a search engine, gives results from thousands of pages, so at an age it is possible that children begin to want to see things that are not suitable for their age. To control that they are far from sites, in addition to monitoring, search settings by terms must be added.

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It’s important to note that it’s important for adults to spend a little time and effort setting up the settings. As mentioned above, the most used browser is Google, through Google Chrome for all the benefits it offers, so below are the steps to follow, based on Movistar, to run parental controls on this platform.

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ILLUSTRATION - Chrome recommends urgent installation of a new version, to remedy a serious browser security risk. Photo: Catherine Waibel/dpa
ILLUSTRATION – Chrome recommends urgent installation of a new version, to remedy a serious browser security risk. Photo: Catherine Waibel/dpa

– Open Google Chrome and click on the three dots that appear in the upper right corner and select “Settings”.

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– The administration screen of your Google Chrome will open, in which you have to go down to “Other users” and click on “Add Person” to create a user that will serve to supervise the minor.

– Select the first check and thus create a shortcut on the desktop for this user and also the second check to be able to control the sites that this person visits from the main account. Finally, assign a name to this user and an icon.

– Click “Add” and a new window will appear indicating that the user is now a supervised user and that you can manage the sites you can visit on the link page (ie the direct link on the desktop). So, confirm the action by clicking on “Got it”.

FILE - Parents should pre-test the video games their children play and join them in the game, experts recommend. Photo: Christin Klose/dpa
FILE – Parents should pre-test the video games their children play and join them in the game, experts recommend. Photo: Christin Klose/dpa

– The user is already supervised. Now you should go to the administration panel of supervised users to manage the sites to which they have access.

– Click on their name to enter their specific area and within it activate or deactivate notifications for the user, manage the permissions for each site and block or unblock the filter SafeSearch.

– If you look on the desktop, you will see created the shortcut for the supervised user. Double click on it and you will go directly to the Internet.

– Within the Google Chrome window, check that you can navigate as any other person would. Enter, for example, YouTube, Google and do a search to see that everything works normally.

FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is seen at the Google Store Chelsea in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File
FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is seen at the Google Store Chelsea in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File

– Return to the Chrome window, observe how a list of all the sites visited by the supervised user appears.

– If there is one that you want your child not to visit, you just have to select it and click “Block”. In this way, he will no longer be able to access that website.

– If the supervised user wants to have access to that website, You must “Request permission” and the request will appear in the administration panel. Now you can approve or deny it.

There is the possibility that the supervised user, from his Google Chrome window, clicks on his name, selects and accesses his profile to manipulate the permissions. To avoid this, what you should do is that from your Chrome window, when you finish performing any action, click on “Exit and Block”, so that each time you want to access, you enter a password.

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