Please find the National Online Safety guide for ‘What Parents Need to Know about Google Chromebook‘ below.
Download: What Parents Need to Know about Google Chromebook [PDF]
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.