- Online Safety
- E-Safety Resources/Guidance for Parents
- Parental guidance from National Online Safety (NOS)
- A Guide to Google Chromebooks
A Guide to Google Chromebooks
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.
(download a pdf copy at the foot of the page)