Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Admin Console Update

The Admin console has been updated with a new user setting.
  • SafeSearch for Google Web Search and Safety Mode for YouTube can now be independently configured on Chrome 41 and above. 
    • For users using devices running Chrome 40 and prior, enabling any setting that turns on SafeSearch will also turn on Safety Mode for YouTube. This includes the settings "Always use SafeSearch for Google Web Search and Safety Mode for YouTube queries" and "Always use SafeSearch for Google Web Search queries only."
    • The setting "Always use Safety Mode for YouTube queries only" will not work on devices running Chrome version 40 and prior.

Known issues are available here. Enterprise customers can report an issue by contacting support.

Lawrence Lui
Google Chrome



Blogger Jaymon.Lefebvre said...

I would appreciate the ability to issue a GAFE reset to the safety settings that also allow the students to change the option. For example, in September I could hit a checkbox that would instruct all my GAFE student accounts back to safety modes enabled (for youtube and search independently, as per this release, thank you thank you thank you) but would still give them the ability to disable it. In this way, I could always protect the younger students by enabling the safety measures, but allow the jurisdiction to make the decision about whether the grade level should be able to disable safety mode on their own. Likely, we would leave safesearch enforced (as it works really well) and then leave the students able to change youtube safety mode. If this was possible, I would likely issue the reset twice a year at the beginning of each semester, which forces the student to make the decision to remove youtube safety mode on their own.


5:36 PM, April 07, 2015  
Blogger Andrea Schremp said...

Apparently this feature isn't actually working yet. I am told it is a known issue.

11:42 AM, April 08, 2015  
Blogger Jaymon.Lefebvre said...

It is totally working. Confirmed as of this afternoon as I implemented it.

8:51 PM, April 08, 2015  
Blogger Erik Schmidt said...

Well, it doesn't seem to work here in Denmark. Tested on 41.0.2272.102 and it's still an on/off for SafeSearch/SafetyMode...

4:41 AM, April 10, 2015  

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