ChromeOS on Chromebooks

Controls & settings guide

ChromeOS is the operating system that is used on a Chromebook from Google.  There are a range of parental controls for ChromeOS that you can use alongside Google Family Link to manage and monitor children’s online use. The settings allow you to supervise screen time, access to sites and apps and much more.

ChromeOs logo

What do I need?

Chromebook with ChromeOS versions 71 or higher and a Google Family Link account

Restrictions you can apply

icon Browser Access
icon Downloading file sharing
icon Inappropriate content
icon Media streaming
icon Phishing & Malware Infected Sites
icon Purchasing
icon Sharing Data
icon Sharing location

Step by Step instructions


Set up restrictions in the Play Store

Google Play offers users the opportunity to download different apps and games. It’s important to set restrictions to limit accidental overspending.

Explore the Google Play Store guide to learn how to set restrictions.


What are other Google product guides?

If you use other Google products, explore the following guides to help get children set up safe:

Google Meet

Google Nest

Google SafeSearch


YouTube Kids