Enable Windows 8 Parental Control

How to Enable Parental Control in Windows 8

2013-04-19 18:52:11 / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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What is New in Windows 8 Parental Control?

Nowadays, we more and more concern kids' safety while using the Internet. To meet user's need, Microsoft makes parental Control easier and more configurable in Windows 8. In Windows 8, parents can receive the activity reports of their children via e-mail, set up Web filtering levels, time limits, Windows Store and game restrictions, and app restrictions.

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Why Need to Configure Parental Control in Windows 8?

It is widely acknowledged that today's Internet is not safe for children. There are so many violent video games, pornographic Website etc. on the Internet. With activity reports of parental control, parents will be able to keep an eagle eye on whether their kids are playing violent online video games, looking at bikini models, or actually doing their homework. Thus configure Windows 8 parental control is very important and essential for every child using Internet.

How to Enable Windows 8 Parental Control?

Enable Windows 8 parental control is much easier than the previous Windows versions. All you have to do is create a Windows user account for each child, check the box to turn on Family Safety, and then review weekly reports that describe your children's PC use.

  • Step 1: The first thing is create a new local account for your child. Press "Windows + C" to call up the Charms bar, and click "Settings" then "Change PC Settings". Click "Add a user" on the bottom of the screen. Enter your email address to create an account following the instructions.
    (Note: When asked whether it is a child's account, remember to tick the box before you click Finish.)

    How to enable Windows 8 parental control

  • Step 2: press "Windows + C" to call up the Charms bar and open "Control Panel" and click "Settings". Double click "User Accounts" and click the "Family Safety" icon.

    how to configure Windows 8 parental control

  • Step 3: Click the account you would like to use parental control in Windows 8. And set up settings for your parental control.
    • Web filtering: select a Web restriction level and block file downloads, enable strict Safe Search mode.
    • Time limits: just as its name, you can set the amount of time the user is allowed to use the computer per day.
    • Windows Store and game restrictions: control the apps and games your child can use.
    • App restrictions: allow you to determine which apps on the computer can be used by your child.

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Now you can easily set up Windows 8 parental control for your children. In addition, you'd better to password protect your administrator account and child account for keeping security. But there is the potential that you may forget your password. If you forgot Windows 8 password, you can turn to Windows 8 Password recovery software. It can instantly reset Windows 8 password for you.

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