For parents wishing to set up parental controls in Windows, the process is fairly straightforward.
First, you will need to open the User Accounts window. To do this, go to the Control Panel and click on User Accounts and Family Safety. You can also type “User Accounts” into the search bar at the bottom of the Start menu.
Once the window is open, click on the “Set Up Parental Controls for Any User” link. From here you will be able to select the user you wish to set parental controls for.
Once the user has been selected, click on “On, Enforce Current Settings”. This will enable the parental control settings for that user.
The next step is to decide which settings you wish to use for that user. There are four categories for setting parental controls: Web Filtering, Windows Store Restrictions, Game Restrictions, and App Restrictions.
Web Filtering allows you to decide what types of websites the selected user is allowed to access. This can be adjusted to allow or block websites based on their content, or based on specific addresses.
Windows Store Restrictions allow you to decide what type of content is available to the user in the Windows Store. This includes games, apps, music, movies, and TV shows. You can decide what age rating the content should have, and even block certain types of content altogether.
Game Restrictions allow you to decide what types of games can be played by the user. You can choose to either allow all games, or block certain types of games that you consider inappropriate.
App Restrictions allow you to decide what types of apps the user can install and use. Again, you can choose to either allow all apps, or block certain types of apps that you consider inappropriate.
Once you have made your selections for each of the four categories, click the “Save” button at the bottom of the window. Your parental control settings will now be enforced for the user you have selected.
It is important to note that these parental controls only apply to the user you have chosen, and will not affect other users on the same computer. If you want to apply the same settings to multiple users, you will need to repeat this process for each user.
If you ever wish to adjust the settings or disable them altogether, you can do so by opening the User Accounts window again and selecting the user you wish to modify.
Overall, setting up parental controls in Windows is a fairly simple process that can help ensure that your child is only viewing age-appropriate content online.