The internet gives us tremendous potential for exploring, learning, and creating. Google Apps are powerful tools that allow educators and students to access this potential. Google’s Chrome Management Console provides security tools that are especially crucial as students of all ages rapidly begin utilizing the internet for school.
According to the 2009 study, Teachers’ Use of Educational Technology in U.S. Public Schools, “Internet access was available for 93 percent of the computers located in the classroom every day and for 96 percent of the computers that could be brought into the classroom.”
This statistic only reflects the use of one or two computers in each classroom. What will happen when each student has a personal laptop designated for school use? Movement toward 100% computer and internet use among elementary and secondary students seems inevitable. Security concerns are justified and on the radar for most education professionals.
Google understands this and hopes to bring chromebooks into as many classrooms as possible. But Google also understands the need to keep students safe from the pitfalls of internet use. The development and implementation of Chrome Management Console is a progressive effort to allow school administrators to control and monitor internet use among their students.
Even a basic understanding of Google’s Chrome Management Console security features can protect students from the ills of the internet, enabling them to harness the awesome resources available online instead. Take another look at the infographic above, which shows 10 security features of the Chrome Management Console that will keep your students safe while they use the internet for educational purposes.
To accompany this infographic Promevo has written an article, “Keeping Your Students Safe Using Google’s Chrome Management Console,” to explain in more detail these security features and the safety value for each.
Finally, a take a look at our tutorial video, Google Chrome Management – Basic Security, to learn how to enable these features within your Chrome Management Console.
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