All I can say is it’s about time. So many parents out there have not been able to set up parental controls on their computer but with Windows Vista it is a breeze. Be sure and set it up so your kids are protected online.

Please note if your computer is connected to a domain, Parental Controls are not available. Your System Admin will be able to set this up.

Windows Vista parental controls allow you to manage how your children use the computer. For instance, you can set limits on your children’s access to the web, the time they can use the computer, and which games they can play and programs they can run.

Windows Vista Parental Controls blocks access to a web pages and games, a notification is displayed that the webpage or program has been blocked. Your child can click a link in the notification to request permission for access to that webpage or program. You can allow access by entering your account information.

Before you get started, make sure that each child that you want to set up Parental Controls for has a standard user account because Parental Controls can only be applied to standard user accounts. To set up Parental Controls for your child, you’ll need an Administrator user account. Parental Controls cannot be applied to an Administrator user account.

Turn on Windows Vista Parental Controls for a standard user account

• Click the windows start button on the bottom left of your screen. Click Control Panel , and select User Accounts , Click Set up Parental Controls . You may be asked for the admin password, if so just type in the password and press enter.

• Select the user account you want to set Parental controls on.

• Under Parental Controls , click ON .

• Now that you have turned Parental Controls on you have several choices you can make A. Web Restrictions: You can restrict the websites that children can visit, make sure children only visit age-appropriate websites, 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. B. Time limits: 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 the specified hours and, if they are already logged on, they will be automatically logged off. You can set different logon hours for every day of the week. C. Games: You can 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 unrated or specific games. D. Allow or block specific programs. You can prevent children from running programs that you don’t want them to run

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