Working together to stay safe online

Keeping the web safe for everyone is a shared responsibility. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your family online.

For everyone

Learn about Google safety tools designed to help you manage the security and privacy of your personal data.

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For families

Help your family build good online safety habits with tools from Google and advice from our family safety partners.

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Safety tools

Set up simple safety tools and get more information about staying safe on Gmail, Chrome, YouTube, and other Google products.


Limit access to just approved apps and games

Want to share your tablet without sharing all your stuff? On Android tablets running 4.3 and higher, you can create restricted profiles that limit the access that other users have to features and content on your tablet.

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If you’re the tablet owner, touch Settings → Users → Add user or profile.

Touch Restricted profile → New profile, then name the profile.

Use the ON/OFF switches and settings to manage access to features, settings, and apps.

Press the Power button to return to the lock screen, then touch the new profile icon.

Once it's all set up, the Home screen is empty. Touch the All Apps icon to get started with the new profile.


Browse the web in private

When you want to browse the web in private, use Incognito Mode in the Chrome browser on your computer, tablet, or phone. In Incognito Mode, the pages you visit and files you download aren’t recorded in Chrome’s browsing or download history.

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Click New Incognito Window.

A new window will open with the incognito icon in the corner. To exit, simply close the window.


Set it and forget it. Keep Safety Mode locked

If you want to keep Safety Mode on permanently, you can lock it. Then every time you access YouTube from that browser, you'll automatically be signed in to Safety Mode.

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Scroll to the bottom of any YouTube page and click the drop-down menu in the “Safety” section.

Select the On or Off option to enable or disable Safety Mode.

To lock this setting, sign in to your Google Account.

Once you're signed in, you will have the option to lock this setting.

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Google works closely with expert partners around the world to help keep the web a safe place for everyone.

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National Cyber Security Alliance
Family Online Safety Institute
Internet Keep Safe Coalition
Common Sense Media
Enough is Enough
Center for Media Literacy
Internet Safety Coalition