You can configure keyword scanning on search engines for Chromebook endpoints. EMS has a content safeguard service-provided file with a list of words in various languages for different categories. The Keyword Scanning on Search Engine feature supports monitoring and blocking searches for banned words that users perform in popular search engines. You can use this feature to protect students from inappropriate and malicious content.
- In EMS, go to Endpoint Profiles. Select the desired Chromebook profile, or create a new one.
- Enable Keyword Scanning on Search Engine.
- Configure the following features:
Banned Word Search
Enable to configure actions (block or monitor) to take when the user searches for terms that belong to the following categories:
- Cyber Bullying
- Self Harm
Custom Banned Words
Configure actions for individual terms. Enable Custom Banned Words, type the desired term in the Add Word field, then click Add Word. Configure the action for the term (Block, Monitor, or Allow), then toggle the Status to On.
You can remove a term from the Custom Banned Word list by selecting the checkbox beside the term, then clicking the Remove Word button.
The custom term may belong to a category under Banned Word Search. If the action configured for the category under Banned Word Search and the action configured for the term under Custom Banned Words differ, EMS applies the action configured under Custom Banned Words.
You can view user statistics on the Blocked Search Words and Monitored Search Words widgets in Dashboard > Chromebook Status.
When the user searches for a banned word, they see the following. In the example, the user searched for "bomb", which belongs to the Extremist category.