The following is a basic overview of how to set up Parental Controls. With it you can set up Time Limits, Game Ratings and Allowing or Blocking Specific Programs
|To set up Parental Controls, you will need to have passwords on all your accounts that have administrator rights. Also have a Standard User Account created that will have the Parental Controls applied.
|Go to the Control Panel and go to User Accounts
|Click on Manage another account
|Click on Set up Parental Controls
|Click on the account that you want to set up Parental Controls
|This will be Off by default. Click on On, enforce current settings, then the OK button
|To set up Time limits (when they can and can’t log into the computer, click on Time limits
|This will bring up a windows where all times are initially allowed.
|To Block certain times, simply drag your mouse over the times you want to specifiy.
|In the following example, times between midnight and 6:00am on weekdays has been blocked
|Click on Games to control what types of games can be played by that user
|From there there are a lot of options. You can determine whether they can test play games, Set game ratings and Block or Allow specific installed games
|With Game ratings, you can select from a large list of games that the user can and can’t play. You can also block games that have no rating.
|You can also only allow certain applications to be run. At the main Parental Control page, click on Allow and block specific programs
|Click that they can only use the programs I allow
|The computer will scan and display a list of all installed programs
|Simply check the ones you want to allow the user to access