Setting time limits is essential to helping kids understand how to control screen time. Today we will walk through how to set this up using the Parental Controls on Windows 10.
One of the biggest challenges that many parents face is setting up and enforcing time limits on devices for their kids. Today I’m going to show you an easy way to use the time limits feature in Windows 10 to set some ground rules on how often your children can use the computer. 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 screen time option. From this screen you can set time limits, as well as times of day, that your child can log into Windows 10 computers in your family, as well as any X-Boxes that are connected to your account. Scroll to the section that say PC screen time. Next be sure that the switch or set limits when my child can use the devices is set to on. Next you will be able to set a time limit for each day of the week.
Select a box under daily allowance to set this limit. After this, you can select when the child is allowed to use the computer. The blue blocks indicate a time when the child can access this computer. If you want the computer to be available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. just click on these blocks. This brings up a screen where you can remove the old limits, enter new times, select add, and then save.
With these settings you can control when and how often your child can use Windows 10 devices connected to your account.