Working together to stay safe online

Keeping the web safe for everyone is a shared responsibility. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your family online.

For everyone

Learn about Google safety tools designed to help you manage the security and privacy of your personal data.

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For families

Help your family build good online safety habits with tools from Google and advice from our family safety partners.

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Safety tools

Set up simple safety tools and get more information about staying safe on Gmail, Chrome, YouTube and other Google products.

Android

Limit access to just approved apps and games

Want to share your tablet without sharing all your stuff? On Android tablets running 4.3 and higher, you can create restricted profiles that limit the access that other users have to features and content on your tablet.

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If you’re the tablet owner, touch Settings → Users → Add user or profile.

Touch Restricted profile then New profile to name the profile.

Use the ON/OFF toggles and Settings to grant access to features, settings and apps.

Press the Power button to return to the lock screen, then touch the new profile icon.

Once it's all set up, the Home screen is empty. Touch the All Apps icon to get started with the new profile.

YouTube

Set it and forget it. Keep Safety Mode locked

If you want to keep Safety Mode on permanently, you can lock it. Then every time you access YouTube from that browser, you'll automatically be signed in to Safety Mode.

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Scroll to the bottom of any YouTube page and click the drop-down menu in the “Safety” section.

Select the On or Off option to enable or disable Safety Mode.

To lock this setting, sign in to your Google Account.

Once you've signed in, you will have the option to lock this setting.

Chrome

Browse the web without saving certain information

When you want to browse the Web in private, enable Incognito Mode in the Chrome browser on your computer, tablet or phone. In Incognito Mode, the pages that you visit and files that you download aren’t recorded in Chrome’s browsing or download history.

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Click the Chrome menu → File menu on the browser toolbar.

Select New incognito window.

A new window will open with the incognito icon in the corner. To exit, simply close the window.

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Partners

Google works closely with expert partners around the world to help keep the web a safe place for everyone.

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The Australian Communications and Media Authority
Inspire Foundation
NAPCAN
The Alannah and Madeline Foundation
Bravehearts
Bullying. No way!
Kids Helpline
ThinkUKnow