Controlling what apps your child can use on your Windows computer is critical. Today we will walk through how to set this up using the built-in Parental Controls on Windows 10.
This is David Tucker from DigitalParenting.com, and this is the Digital Parenting Minute, where you can become a better digital parent in just 60 seconds. Today, I’m going to discuss how you can decide what kind of apps your child can install and open on your computer using the parental controls that come as a part of Windows 10. Here we go.
Type family into the Cortana search bar. From there, select the option that says, “Allow family members to use this PC.” If you haven’t added your children yet, you can go back and review episode five to see how to do that from this screen. Select the option that says, “Manage family settings online.” This will open your browser to the family settings. Under the child that you want to edit, select the “app, games, and media” option. First, be sure that the “block inappropriate apps and games” option is enabled. While this isn’t a surefire solution, it will protect your children from the most extreme content.
Next, scroll to the section called “limit apps, games, and media from the store.” Select the age of your child in the dropdown box. This will control game, app, and media access on both the Windows and Xbox stores. In the next section, you will see blocked apps and games. You will likely see several apps already in this list. If there is an app you would like to add to this list, you can add it from the activity page, which can be accessed by scrolling to the top, and selecting “apps, games, and media,” and then selecting “activity.” With these settings in place, you can make sure that your child can’t access content on the Windows 10 computers and Xboxes connected to your Microsoft account.