The built-in parental controls in Windows 10 give you the capability to limit what websites your child can access. Learn how to setup this feature with the parental controls we introduced in the last episode.
Today we’re going to pick up where we left off in last episode, and talk about how you can use the built-in parental controls in Windows 10 to secure web browsing for your kids. Let’s jump in.
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 5 to 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 web browsing option. Scroll to the middle of the page and select the option “Only see websites on the allowed list.” This is the setting we would recommend for kids. This now gives you the ability to decide which sites your child can access.
If there is a site that you want to add, you need to enter it in the box under the heading “Always allow these.” For example, if you wanted to allow your child to access PBS Kids, you could enter pbskids.org into this box, and the select Allow. It is important to remember that this feature is designed to work with Windows default browser, Edge. To keep these settings working as intended, don’t install other browsers like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on this computer. Now, you have the computer set up to give your child limited web access, and their web activity will also be documented in the activity reporting section of the family settings.
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