Learn and play together as a family with Chromebook

Andy Russell

Item Manager.

Published May 28, 2020

The last couple of months have actually been an adventure for a lot of households like mine that are handling work, parenting, and school at house.

We hope our new Chrome OS update can help.

Access to countless helpful extensions

Now, parents can let their children customize Chrome with countless complimentary extensions and styles from the Chrome Web Shop and be more efficient with tools like Zoom and Screencastify. To approve extensions, parents simply need to enter their password on the supervised Chromebook.


Moms and dads can now authorize extensions from the Chrome Web Shop for their kids.

Healthy guardrails for apps on Chromebook

With the current update, moms and dads can likewise set per-app time frame for Play Store apps to handle their kid’s screen time on Chromebooks. This Family Link improvement gives parents more precise control over their kids’ app usage, so kids can strike the ideal balance of time on instructional apps like Khan Academy Kids and video games like Roblox.


Kids will receive notifications associated with per-app time limits set by parents.


If you’re new to using Household Link on Chromebook, download the app from the Google Play Store and take a look at this article on our Aid Center for set-up guidelines.

Here are some other pointers for using Chromebook as a family:

  • Visit the revamped ” Kids” tab on the Google Play Shop to find teacher-approved apps for discovering and entertainment.

  • See Teach from Home for resources on mentor and discovering in the house, and more info about the Google for Education tools your kid might be using in school.

  • Help your kid discover the fundamentals of digital citizenship and online safety with Google’s Be Internet Awesome household resources and the Interland game

  • Turn on Digital Wellbeing settings, like Night Light, which changes Chromebook’s screen temperature level to decrease blue light at night.

We’ll be back soon with another highlight reel of current improvements to Chromebook.

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