Google is in the process of creating a new set of internet filters that will give parents complete control over the type of content their children can view. The new parental controls were recently spotted in beta form and they include some easy to setup options.

The new Canary / Chromium build features several Managed User Settings that are not yet publicly available but show promise for the future of safe web surfing.

Google’s current setup allows users to managed personalized settings for shared devices, however each user can modify their own privileges without the ability to stop their activity. The new version of Chrome also allow parents to create less-privileged users. When a managed account is created only the person with the correct passphrase can change those settings.

Google Chrome Parental Controls Option

The team at  Browser Fame discovered the new Google Chrome parental controls and in a screenshot they showed how a user can disable incognito mode, making it impossible to delete browsing history without the correct user passphrase access.

Users who want to try out the new parent controls before the next Google Chrome major release can visit here and choose the Canary build

If you are using a Mac you can turn on the new feature using the and typing –enable-managed-usersswitch and the –managed switch. Windows users can turn on the feature through File Explorer

For Mac users once Canary is installed you will need to type the following line into Terminal:

/Applications/Google\ Chrome\\ Chrome\ Canary –enable-managed-users –managed

After the initial setup process is complete you will then type the following line into the address bar of your browser to access the settings.


If you choose to move ahead with the new parental controls at this time just be warned that they are still very much in beta form and bugs may exist until the official release is revealed.

Google Parental Controls For Chrome