Lay the groundwork
As a parent or guardian, you know what feels right for your family and how your kids learn best. To help your family navigate through new technologies, gadgets and services in an ever-changing online world, it helps to get practical advice. That’s why we continuously talk to safety experts, parents, educators and communities around the world – to keep a pulse on what works. Together, we can help nurture a community of responsible digital citizens.
Family safety basics
For busy parents, get some quick suggestions for how to help keep your family safe online.
Keep your data secure
Find a few simple online security tips to help you and your family stay safe online.
Tips from parents at Google
Watch some of our parents at Google talking about how they manage their children’s safety online.
Discover the Top 5 Google safety features designed to help you keep your family safe online.
Get family-friendly results from Search
By enabling SafeSearch, you can filter out most of the mature content that you or your family may prefer to avoid. If an inappropriate result does sneak through, you can report it to Google. We're always working to improve our content filters, and this kind of feedback can help us make SafeSearch better for everyone.
Set a filter to keep inappropriate content out
If you’d prefer not to see mature or age-restricted content as you browse YouTube, scroll to the bottom of any YouTube page and enable Safety Mode. Safety Mode helps filter out potentially objectionable content from search, related videos, playlists, shows and films.
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.
Use app ratings to choose age-appropriate apps
Just like at the cinema, you can decide which Google Play apps are appropriate for your family by looking at the ratings: everyone, low maturity, medium maturity or high maturity. You can filter apps by level, and also lock the filtering level with a simple PIN code (keeping other users from accidentally disabling the filter).