How do you setup a child account to take advantage of the built-in parental control settings in Windows 10? We will give you the answer in this episode of the Digital Parenting Minute.
Today we’ll be talking about how you set up your account in Windows 10 so that you can take advantage of the great parental controls that are baked right in. Here we go.
Type family in the Cortana search bar. From there, select the option that says “Allow family members to use this PC”. From this screen you can add both family and non-family members to your Microsoft account and then specify whether they can use this computer. This settings screen is the foundation for the included family settings in Windows 10. To add a child account, select the Add a family member button. From this screen, select the Add a child option and enter the child’s email address or select the option that states “The person I want to add doesn’t have an email address”. If you need to create an email address, simply enter the needed information in the next screen. From there, you will need to enter either a phone number or an alternate email just in case someone forgets the password. I chose to enter an email address here.
Next, specify how Microsoft can use their data. I deselected both options. You’ll need to accept a few more terms and conditions. Now the account is ready to use on Windows 10 but without any parental controls assigned yet. We’ll start the process of setting up these parental controls in the next episode.
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