Google's Chrome browser has an option in the preferences that allows you browse the Web privately, without any record in the Web history or cookies stored from the session. Unfortunately, parents who want to monitor their children's Web sessions cannot do so through Chrome, if the child is using "Incognito mode." There are some ways to block and circumvent their private browsing sessions, so you can be sure they are not surfing on sites you would rather avoid.
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Block content you do not want your kids seeing online with OpenDNS. OpenDNS enables you to block inappropriate websites from your entire household, including a custom message that comes up when a blocked page is accessed. It also allows you to look at your account and see what pages your family is regularly accessing, even if they use incognito mode on Chrome. It means their browsing is not private, even if they are using the private settings.
Allow certain pages or block certain pages by using extensions like Whitelist for Chrome, Personal Blocklist or Search Engine Blacklist. You can enable these extensions to work in incognito mode by checking the "Allow in incognito" box in the extension manager.
Add other extensions that allow you to check browser history easily like History 2, History Calendar or Recent History. You can enable these extensions to work in incognito mode in the extension manager, and block incognito mode's ability to expunge browser history.
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