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Feb 9, 2021

Qustodio launches ‘Qustodio for Chromebook’ to provide greater security for children and teens now studying from home

Qustodio team

Qustodio team

Experts in digital safety

  • Starting today, Chromebook users around the world will be able to enjoy Qustodio on their devices with features such as: time limits, smart web filters, and extended reports. 
  • The global demand for Chromebook has multiplied 4x during the Covid-19 pandemic. 
  • More than 30% of parents have purchased a new device due to the pandemic and 7 out of 10 families use new educational software at this time. 
  • The use of educational applications increased 50% in the last week of January 2021 compared to the same period of the previous year. 
  • Qustodio has received the INNOVATIVE SME seal awarded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, which recognizes the commitment and work of the company developing cutting-edge technological tools for the digital well-being of families. 

Qustodio, leader in applications and information for online safety and digital wellbeing, today announced the launch of Qustodio for Chromebook, extending its core parental control features to the millions of Chromebooks running Chrome OS around the world, and making it easier for families to create a safer digital learning environment for their children. 

Adding Chromebooks to Qustodio’s list of protected devices, which already includes smartphones, PCs, tablets, laptops, and Kindles, is a natural next step for the company. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the global demand for Chromebooks multiplied x4, according to Canalys. 30% of Spanish families acquired new digital devices for their children during the pandemic and almost half of those were laptops, according to the latest study conducted by Qustodio. 

These data reflect the exponential growth of Chromebooks both locally and globally, and point to the growth in remote education or homeschooling accelerated by the pandemic. 

Additionally, in the same Qustodio study, 7 out of 10 families reported using new educational software due to the pandemic. A trend seen in Qustodio users worldwide whose use of educational applications increased by 50% the last week of January 2021 compared to the last week of January 2020. 

“On Safer Internet Day and at a time when millions of children and teens use Chromebooks to facilitate learning at school and at home, we’re thrilled to launch Qustodio for Chromebooks,” says Sergio Morales, Product Manager of the company. “Our commitment is to protect minors in the digital world and adding Chromebook to our services will help us to reach more families with our security and digital well-being solutions and adapt to their new needs.” 

Features included 

Time limits: allow families to know how much time their children spend in front of screens to be able to adjust that time to help create better digital habits. 

Smart web filters: allow families to monitor what content their children access and block any content they consider inappropriate by page or by categories such as gambling or pornography. 

Extended reports: allow parents to easily review the activity of their children online in real time through the parental administration panel or through daily, weekly or monthly reports. 

INNOVATIVE SME 

Qustodio is also proud to announce it has received the INNOVATIVE SME seal, granted by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. This seal endorses and recognizes the company’s work in the parental control sector, developing cutting-edge technological tools that help ensure families’ digital wellbeing.

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