How do I keep students from installing games on their Chromebooks?


It is possible for students to download a lot of games and other non-educational apps and time-sinks on their Chromebooks once they are handed over to them by schools. Such apps are easily available on the internet and can at times be also shared via Google Drive. It is therefore important to enforce restrictions on app installations on Chromebooks that are sent home.

To restrict app installations:

  1. Log in to your G Suite account at
  2. Navigate to Device Management > Chrome Management > User Settings  chromebooksguide5.jpg
  3. Scroll down to Apps and Extensions
  4. Select the ‘Block all apps and extension except the ones I allow’ option from the dropdown for the Allow or Block Apps and Extensions field. chromebooksguide9.jpg
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