Want to keep your kids safe while they use their computers? How about feel confident that they are sleeping instead of using their computers if it is later than 10 o’clock? Or maybe you want to be sure that they are not playing games rated for people much older than them. The best way to monitor and control your child’s behavior while they are on their computers is to set up parental controls, and it’s easy to do!
So here’s how you can set up parental controls on Windows 10…
The first thing you need to do is nothing. Not kidding. A weekly report detailing your child’s most recent computer activity will be automatically provided for you because it is already set up as a default on Windows 10.
The rest is simple! All you need to do is log into your Microsoft account and set up a child account. For web browsing restrictions to work, you simply block Chrome and other web browsers and have your child use Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer for browsing.
Now here’s the fun part. Go to the dropdown menu at the top of the page that says “Recent Activity” and adjust whatever you like! Click on “Screen Time” to set up time limits. Go to “Apps, Games and Media” to set up age appropriate protocols. It will actually show you right there how each item is age rated. You can restrict which programs your kids can run and which websites they can visit by clicking block by anything you choose. You can even limit or completely block their purchase ability.
Now how’s that for peace of mind? You’re welcome!