How to Set Up Microsoft Child Controls

Jun 3, 2020 | Cyber Parenting - Social Media

So how do you set up Microsoft Window parental controls on your child’s mobile?

  1. First, make sure that your child has a standard Windows 7 user account. Open Parental Controls by clicking the Start button, click Control Panel, and then, under User Accounts and Family Safety, click Set up Parental Controls for any user. If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. Click the user account that you want to set Parental Controls for. If you haven’t set one up yet, click Create a new user account. Under Parental Controls, click On, enforce current settings. If Windows Live Family Safety is installed on your computer, you will see a sign-in page and there is no need to continue with Steps 2-4 of this tutorial.
  2. Click Time limits. In the grid, click and drag the hours you want to block or allow. Click OK.
  3. Click Games, then choose one (or a combination of) the following four options:
    a) To block ALL games, under [person’s name] play games?, click No.
    b) To block games by age ratings, under [person’s name] play games?, click Yes. Under Block (or allow) games by rating and content types, click Set game ratings. Under Which ratings are OK for [person’s name] to play?, click a ratings level.
    c) To block games by content, under [person’s name] play games?, click Yes. Under Block (or allow) games by rating and content types, click Set game ratings. Under Block these types of content, select the content types that you want to block.
    d) To block specific games, under [person’s name] play games?, click Yes. Under Block (or allow) any game on your computer by name.
  4. Click Allow and block specific programs. Click [Person’s name] can only use the programs I allow. Select the programs that you want to allow. If the program you want doesn’t appear in the list, click Browse to locate the program.

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