About the author, Chris McKenna

Chris is the Covenant Eyes Educational Resource Manager. Chris has a BA in Accountancy and Spanish from Western Michigan University. After 12 years in business advising with Ernst & Young, God led Chris to a full-time student ministry role. He started protectyoungeyes.com in 2015  as a ministry to equip and educate parents and teens on the latest gadgets, apps, and how to use the Internet well, which led him to Covenant Eyes. God works in unexpected ways!

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4 thoughts on “Google Is Not Parent Friendly

  1. Back when TV was the dominant form of entertainment, parents knew what TV shows their kids were watching and some even limited the time spent watching. A similar approach could be taken with the Internet.

  2. “Chromebooks Remove Supervised Users as a Parental Control”

    I believe you can still use the excellent Google Family Link for Chromebooks. It works with my kids.

    • Hi, Brian – I’d be interested to know how you’ve done that. Family Link does not (or isn’t supposed to) work on the Chrome OS and only works on Android devices. Supervised users that were created prior to 1/12 remain, just without any real functionality other than enforcing safe search. Please let me know if you are finding Family Link to work for the Chromebook because Google’s forums concluded that it would not.



  3. I just went to set up the parental controls for my son’s Chrome browser on his new HP laptop and was lost in finding out how to. I then discovered it’s no longer available. And to make things worse, its replacement won’t arrive until the end of the year. What are they thinking?! I’m honestly beyond disappointed in the utter ignorance of this decision.

    I’m regretting downgrading (due to trying to save costs) from an Apple laptop to a Windows based laptop for him. Apple is FAR superior with parental controls (among other things). I guess you get what you pay for.

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