Configure Content Filtering on Google ChromeBook with CleanBrowsing

Google Chrome books are a little different than your normal desktop / notebook Operating System (OS). It’s built on a UNIX operating system, but its configurations occur in the Google Chrome browser and they introduce their own command line known as crosh. This article will apply the DNS changes using the Google chrome option.

Step 1: Open Settings

On a Google ChromeBook you will need to update the network in the settings panel. You can access the settings panel by clicking the “magnifying glass” on your ChromeBook dashboard.

Search for “settings“.

It opens default to the Network section:

CleanBrowsing – Network Settings on Google ChromeBook

Step 2: Configure CleanBrowsing DNS In Settings

Now navigate to the DNS Section of your device. Click the network that says “connected”:

CleanBrowsing – Network Selection on Google ChromeBook

Select the “network” option:

CleanBrowsing – Network Selection on Google ChromeBook II

Scroll to where it says Name Servers.

Select Custom name servers and enter the DNS IP’s you’d like to use. In this example we’re using CleanBrowsing Family filter:

CleanBrowsing – Set Name Servers on Google ChromeBook

That’s it. Now close the settings dialog and it should be set. ChromeBook does not have an apply or save option.

Final Step: Verify Configuration

Verifying on Google ChromeBook can be tricky because it does not include the default debugging tools. To verify on a ChromeBook you need to install Linux, then you can proceed with our verification guide.

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