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.


Browse the web in private

You can use Incognito Mode in the Chrome browser on your computer, tablet, or phone to browse the web privately. 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 the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar → Click New Incognito Window.

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


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.

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