Admin > Filtering > Policies > Advanced Config > Global Config
All toggles in the Browsing section are global settings that will be applied to any users in your organization while content filtering is enabled. If Out of School Mode is enabled and filtering is disabled, these settings will not be enforced.
When Force SafeSearch is enabled, all search results generated by Google, Yahoo, and Bing will always have explicit content removed from the results. All three services do have their own versions of this feature, but users can disable this feature by simply toggling the setting off or by signing out of their account. This toggle will enforce SafeSearch on Google, Yahoo, and Bing searches.
Google Translate and other translators can be used to translate an entire webpage and can be used to bypass traditional filtering methods. Enabling Safe translator will apply your content filtering policies to sites passed through translate.google.com and will block all websites in the Translators websites category for all users, whether the Translator category is checked or not. This includes popular translators such as spanishdict.com, wordreference.com, and others.
In the event that a desired translator site is unexpectedly blocked while this setting is enabled, please add an allow rule for the website in the appropriate policy.
For example, if spanishdict.com is blocked via Safe Translator, please add *spanishdict.com* to the allowed sites in your policy. Using the wildcards (asterisks) will ensure the site overrides the global settings.
Block Direct IP Access
Websites can be accessed by hostname/domain or their public IP addresses. Users can avoid some filtering policies by entering a website's IP address into their browser. Enabling this setting will prevent users from accessing websites via their direct IP addresses (e.g. 18.104.22.168).
This setting can be overridden for individual IPs (internal and public) by adding an IP as an allowed site in your policies.
If the allowed IPs have a similar component, these can be allowed with wildcards.
For example, if IP addresses 22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199 should be allowed, allowing *74.125.224* (the common IP section) will allow any IP address with the numbers between the asterisks to be allowed.
Block Consumer Google Accounts
When Block Consumer Google Accounts is enabled, users will be prevented from signing into additional Gmail or Youtube Accounts. Users will be locked to the Google account that was used to sign in to their Chromebook (typically, the Google account tied to their school or school district). When enabled, this setting will be applied to all users that have the GoGuardian extensions installed.
- Adding new accounts at accounts.google.com
- Signing out of Google
- Switching between Google accounts
- Signing out of Youtube
- Switching between Youtube accounts
NOTE: If Restrictive Mode is enabled, be sure to add *mail.google.com* to the allowed sites list for the policy configured for Restrictive Mode. This will ensure your users are able to sign into their managed (not personal) Gmail accounts on devices logged into for the first time.
If users have already added a Google account after logging in before this toggle was turned on, remove the user from the device or force all users to sign in for the first time by changing settings on the Google Admin Console.
Block Iframe Content
An Iframe, short for "inline frame," is an HTML element that can be used to embed content from external sources. Iframes can be used as a proxy to bypass filtering policies. Enabling this setting will enforce your filtering policies on any embedded Iframe.
Note: This does not block all Iframes, it only enforces Admin filtering Policies to content embedded within the Iframes.