How to setup Windows 10 parental controls – With this tool, you can lock down certain features from other users.
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Microsoft’s Windows 10 has a special tool that lets you lock down certain features from other users. It is especially useful if children have access to you Windows 10 computer system, if you have guests over, or if you don't want family members going through your digital stuff. With Parental Controls, you can restrict access to almost anything including gaming, web browsing, and even block adult content. This guide will show you how to use Parental Controls in Windows 10. Let’s begin.
Step 1: From the Start Menu, open Control Panel > User Accounts > User Accounts > Manage Another Account > Add a new user In PC settings (located at the bottom right corner) > Family & other users.
Step 2: From here, you will see two options: Add a family member and Add someone else to this PC.
Add a family member: Once you click on this option, you will be asked if the family member is an adult or child. Click on the appropriate option and enter an email address to continue. Please note that if you don’t have an email address then you will have to click on The person I want to add doesn't have an email address and fill in the information to create one.
Add someone else to this PC: Once you click on this option, you will be prompted to enter the user’s email address. Similar to adding a family member, if a user doesn't have an account you can create one by clicking on The person I want to add doesn't have an email account option at the bottom of the Window.
In the updated Window, fill in the information to create a new account or click on Add a user without a Microsoft account to create a local user (which doesn't need to connect to the Internet)
Step 3: A Verification email will be sent to the account from Microsoft. Click on the link and follow the instructions to authenticate.
Step 4: You will now see and addition option which you need called Manage family settings online. Once you click on it, you will be redirected to a Microsoft webpage which lets you adjust a user's privileges. From here, select an account by left clicking on it.
Step 5: You will see a multitude of options that let you block explicit content on web browsers or specific web pages, set screen time limit and block specific apps or games.
Bonus tip: By clicking on the Start Menu, and then left-clicking on the top left corner, you can to view and switch between user accounts.