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delia25
May 21, 2013

How to set parental controls in Windows 8?

In Windows 7, you just established yourself as an admin, created an account for your kid, and defined the restrictions in the account settings using parental controls. This has changed in Windows 8 apparently. How do you go about using parental control in Windows 8? Does it work as well?

jimlynch
05/25/2013
How to use parental controls in Windows 8
http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57533877-285/how-to-use-parental-con...

"Keeping kids safe while using an Internet-connected computer is an ongoing concern and a challenge for parents and technology companies alike. To help make it easier for parents to see and control what kids are doing on a PC, Microsoft has added some new parental control features to Windows 8.

Family Safety, as it's now called in Windows 8, can send activity reports via e-mail, set Web filtering levels, monitor and restrict apps from the Windows Store, and set time limits. Here's how to set up and use Family Safety for Windows 8:

Turning on Family Safety
When you log in to Windows 8 with a Microsoft account, it will automatically configure itself for remote management at the Family Safety Web site. To enable monitoring on a user account, click the Family Safety box at the end of the Add User wizard."
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nchristine
05/22/2013

It's been changed over to a web-based admin set-up that is actually quite a bit better in many ways, except that it ties you into MS accounts. It's called Family Safety, and you can set it up to email you so you know exactly what your little angels are getting into from the comfort of your office. 

 

Here is how to set it up:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/set-up-kids-accounts#1TC=t1

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