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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 that they can play, the websites that they can visit, and the programs that 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 are logged on when their allotted time ends, they will 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 Specify which games children can play.

  • Set limits for how your children use the web. You can restrict the websites that children visit, check an age rating, indicate whether you want to allow file downloads, and set up which content you want the content filters to block and allow. You can also block or allow specific websites. For more information, see Limit the content that children can view on the web.

  • 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.

Once you've set up Parental Controls, you can set up activity reports to keep a record of your child's computer activity. For more information about activity reports, see Set up Parental Controls activity reports.