Chromebooks are generally known to be immune against most malware and therefore good at protecting kids from malicious websites. However, to ensure extra security for students it is recommended that you enable safe browsing settings in G Suite. As they are user-level settings, they not only protect users on Chromebooks but also on Chrome browsers when the user logs in to a different device. Furthermore, malicious sites can also include Phishing or other sites that involve platform-independent vulnerabilities that target the user directly – e.g. identity theft, financial theft, password theft, etc.
To enable safe browsing:
- Log in to your G Suite account at admin.google.com
- Navigate to Device Management > Chrome Management > User Settings
- Scroll down to Chrome Safe Browsing.
- Select the ‘Always enable Safe browsing’ option from the dropdown list for the Safe Browsing field.