How to disable developer tools for Chromebooks?


One of the many ways that students can use to bypass filtering is by tampering with scripts and apps using developer tools. Developer tools allow users to debug network, script, apps, and other issues. It is also possible to gain an unfair advantage over other students by reverse engineering edtech applications that transmit insecure data or have confidential information hidden away in the code. It is therefore recommended that you always disable developer tools for your Chromebooks.

To do this:

  1. Log in to your G Suite account at
  2. Navigate to Device Management > Chrome Management > User Settings chromebooksguide5.jpg
  3. Scroll down to User Experience > Developer Tools
  4. Select the ‘Never allow use of built-in developer tools’ option from the dropdown. developertoolpg9.png
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