What can I control with Parental Controls?

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You can use Parental Controls to set limits on the hours that children can use the computer, the types of games they can play, and the programs they can run.

  • Set specific time limits on your children's computer use. You can set time limits to control when children are allowed to log on to the computer. Time limits prevent children from logging on during specified hours. You can set different logon hours for every day of the week. If they're logged on when their allotted time ends, they'll be automatically logged off. For more information, see Control when children can use the computer.

  • Prevent your children from playing games you don't want them to play. Control access to games, choose an age-rating level, choose the types of content you want to block, and decide whether you want to allow or block specific games. For more information, see Choose which games children can play.

  • Keep your children from running specific programs. Prevent children from running programs that you don't want them to run. For more information, see Prevent children from using specific programs.

To watch a video, see Picture of a Play buttonVideo: Using Parental Controls.

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