Controls & Settings guide

Windows 8 parental controls

Windows 8 Parental Controls allows you to restrict web content including viewing activity reports to see what sites your child has visited. Time limits, Windows Store and game restrictions, plus app restrictions.

What do I need?

A new account for the child and Password

Restrictions you can apply

Inappropriate content

Online games

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Step by Step Instructions

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From the desktop, take mouse to bottom right corner to bring up the navigation panel.

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Click on ‘Settings’.

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Then select ‘Change PC settings’.

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Select ‘Users’.

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If you don’t have a separate account for your child you’ll have to create one now. Select ‘Add user’.

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Insert Windows Email address.

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Then tick the ‘Childs Account’ box.

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Switch to your child’s account and insert the password to start making account changes.

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From the start screen, just type out control panel and press enter. This will bring you up to the control panel folder.

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Select ‘User Accounts’.

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Select the new child’s User account.

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They select ‘Set up Family Safety’.

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Change this account to administrator. This will allow you to change settings on the account.

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Now open up the child’s user account.

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And now you have access to restrict web content including viewing activity reports to see what sites your child has visited. Time limits, Windows Store and game restrictions, plus app restrictions.

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