MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Google says it's introducing controls for its Chrome browser and Chromebook computers that will provide parents with a "supervised users" feature.
The option, now in beta testing, will allows a parent to configure the Chrome browser running on their device to allow or block access to certain websites, enable SafeSearch for filtering Google search results, and maintain a history of the websites visited, the Mountain View, Calif., company said.
A user of a Chromebook -- on which Chrome is the operating system -- can visit chrome.com/manage to control and edit their children's or other supervised users' accounts, CNET reported.
Building a supervisory feature into the browser itself means parents will not have to research and install third-party solutions, making the sometimes technically daunting process of controlling kids' Internet access somewhat easier.
The Supervised Users setting -- which will appear on a Chromebook's main sign-in screen --will begin rolling out to users this week, Google said.
On computers running the Chrome browser, the feature will be available on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems, it said.