Windows 7

Controls & Settings guide

The Windows 7 Parental controls is a valuable tool for restricting the content a child can have access to on the computer. You can restrict time, games, and programs.

What do I need?

A new account for the child and Password

Restrictions you can apply

icon Innapropriate content
icon Online games
icon Timer

Step by Step instructions

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From the desktop, click windows menu and click on control panel.

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Click on ‘User Accounts and Family Safety’.

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If you don’t have a separate User Account for your child, select ‘User Accounts’ to create a new account for your child. You will need to add a password to the account.

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Then go back to ‘User Accounts and Family Safety’ and select ‘Parental Controls’

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Turn parental controls ‘on.

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Select the ‘Time Limits’ options and select the squares to turn them blue. This restricts when the child can use the computer at these times.

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Then select ‘Games’ to restrict which games can be played.

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Choose ‘Set game ratings’ and choose which age ratings are restricted and which are free to play.

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Scroll down and select different types of content you want to block.

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Next, select the ‘Allow and block specific programs ’ options and tick which programs the child is restricted too.

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