Setting Up Parental Controls

You can use Parental Controls to help manage how your children use the computer. For example, you can set limits on the hours that your children can use the computer, the games they can play, and the programs they can run. When Parental Controls blocks access to a game or program, a notification is displayed that the program has been blocked. Your child can click a link in the notification to request permission for access to that game or program. You can then allow access by entering your account information.

To set up Parental Controls, you'll need your own administrator user account. Before you get started, make sure each child that you want to set up Parental Controls for has a standard user account. Parental Controls can be applied only to standard user accounts. To turn on Parental Controls, simply follow these steps:

 1. Click On The Start button and select 'Control Panel'
 2. Under User Accounts and Family Safety, click on 'Set
    up parental controls for any user'
 3. Click on the user account you want to set up
 4. Under Parental Controls, click on 'Enforce current settings'