To help your child learn at home if school’s closed or they have homework, you can set up a personal Chromebook with either a school account or a parent-supervised account.
Set up & connect your family’s Chromebook
Set up your Chromebook
- Turn on your device and follow the onscreen instructions to set up your Chromebook. To choose the account you want to set up, check “Log in to a specific account."
- Learn how to transfer files and bookmarks from an old computer if you need to switch to a Chromebook.
Connect to Wi-Fi
- Connect your Chromebook to the Internet with a compatible Wi-Fi network.
Connect to Bluetooth devices
- You can connect most Chromebooks to accessories like mice, speakers, and headphones. Check if your Chromebook works with Bluetooth.
Log in to a specific account
Sign in with a school-issued Google Account
- To do school work, your child should be signed in to a school-issued Google Account.
- To get your child’s school account info, you can ask your child’s school or teacher.
- When your child is on a school account, only the school can monitor your child’s activity.
Tip: If you’ve signed in to your child’s Chromebook with a personal Google Account, sign out. Then, select Add person and add your child’s school Google Account.
Sign in with a parent-supervised Google Account
- To learn outside of school, your child may have a parent-supervised account through Family Link.
- To have a parent-supervised account, your child should be under 13 (or the applicable age in your country).
- If your child doesn’t have a supervised account, you can create an account and manage it with Family Link.
Add users to your Chromebook
- You can let other people sign in to your Chromebook with their own Google Account when you add a person’s account.
Supervise your child’s account
Use personal Chromebooks with a school-issued Google Account
- If your child is on a school Google Account, your child’s school can set policies to restrict some apps and websites.
Use personal Chromebooks with a parent-supervised Google account
- To apply controls to your child’s Chromebook, you can add supervision to an account through Family Link.
- You can approve which apps your child can download, manage the websites they can access, adjust device settings, set screen time limits, or add a secondary account.
- To learn more about supervising your child’s device and Google Account, check how to manage your child’s experience on a Chromebook.
Monitor content for a parent-supervised Google Account
- If your child has a supervised account, you can set controls to allow or block certain websites in Chrome browser.
Explore your family’s Chromebook
Customize accessibility features
- You can turn on screen readers, automatic clicks, sticky keys and other accessibility features that work for your needs.
Install Android apps
- If your Chromebook supports Android apps in the Google Play Store, you can manage your child’s Google Play apps.
Create designs with Canvas
- You can create and share your own drawings with Canvas.