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How to Keep Kids Safe Online - Part 2

Even if you've moved computers to a central location and developed a plan for realistic limits, there is still more that can be done to keep your kids safe online.

Set Up Parental Controls in Windows 10

Windows 10 is the current flavor of Microsoft’s operating system and eventually you’ll either upgrade or you’ll find it on your next computer. Windows 10 makes it easier to apply parental controls to each individual computer in your family due to its ability to set up child accounts that can be controlled from a parental account. Windows 10 does this by requiring child accounts to log in to a Microsoft account (in place of a local account), allowing parents to apply controls via an online interface.


Set Up Parental Controls in Mac OS

Setting Parental Controls in Mac OS is performed via the System Preferences. Simply click the Apple logo in the upper left-hand corner of the Mac Desktop and then click “System Preferences…” in the pull-down menu that appears. Next, click the “Parental Controls” icon in the System Preferences window, and you’ll be ready to select the account to manage. If you see the message “There are no user accounts to manage,” you’ll need to add a managed user. Select a user to apply Parental Controls to, and you’ll see a series of tabs at the top of the Parental Controls windows. They are, from left to right: “Apps,” “Web,” “Stores,” “Time,” “Privacy” and the always-intriguing “Other.”

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