In this blog post, we will guide you on how to block Google search games, allowing you to stay focused and productive. In today's digital age, online games have become a popular pastime for people of all ages. While they can be entertaining, they can also be a distraction, especially when it comes to productivity. If you find yourself spending too much time playing games on Google search, it might be time to take control.
Google Chat allows you to hold conversations with your students, both 1:1 and in groups of three or more. While it also allows students to talk to each other personally, too many young, mischievous minds flocked together may not be the greatest idea. For instance, students can use, or rather misuse, the spaces and group chat options to share irrelevant, inappropriate, and problematic content with each other. The spaces themselves may be inappropriately named for “specific” purposes which can lead to harmful environments for easily influenced minds. This directly contradicts the constructive and informative atmosphere you work so hard to create for and within them.
The 'spaces' used to be 'rooms'. Google renamed it on Sep 8, 2021. The functionalities remain the same.
Safe Doc chrome extension comes to your aid in preventing some troublemaking students from negatively influencing others. If you are yet to install Safe Doc for your Google Workplace domain, try it out in a free 30-day trial.
What's the change?
Safe Doc allows you to remove the new group chat and new space options altogether, thereby eliminating the possibility for students to even create them.
In the search bar, students originally have the option to create and find group conversations. Safe Doc eliminates the Start group conversation, Create space, and Browse spaces options from the search bar.
In the left panel where all the chat conversations are visible, group chats also appear, while just below that list, spaces are also visible. After implementing Safe Doc’s BlockChatRooms policy feature, group conversations are removed from the chat list and the entire Spaces drop-down menu is no longer available.
Each direct message to a friend or peer has the option to be converted into a group conversation by adding more people. After the change, the Start a new chat menu that allows this to happen is removed.
If students had made or joined spaces previously, they could search for them and rejoin them by typing their names. Safe Doc removes all existing spaces from search results.
How to configure Safe Doc?
The policy configuration for disabling group chats and chat spaces is BlockChatRooms. To stop Safe Doc from blocking the chat space option, set the policy value to false in your configuration. Although Google renamed 'Rooms' to 'Spaces', we do not change the policy name for back-compatibility.