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Windows 8.1 Bible by Rob Tidrow, Jeffrey R. Shapiro, Jim Boyce

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Chapter 5: Using Windows 8.1 Family Safety

IN THIS CHAPTER

Setting up Windows 8.1 Family Safety

Setting limits to computer usage, games, and apps

Controlling web browsing

Viewing activity reports

Keeping kids safe online isn't always easy for parents — especially for the parent who hasn't exactly been riding the crest of the tech wave in recent years. Parental safety controls are a great first step to keeping children safe online. You don't need to be a computer guru to set parental controls using the Microsoft Family Safety features of Windows 8.1. After you've set up standard user accounts for the children, the rest is fairly easy. In this chapter, you see just how easy it is to set up controls using the Windows 8.1 Family Safety tool and how to view reports and options online.

cross-ref-icon.png For more on setting up user account for children, turn to Chapter 4.

Before You Get Started

To use the Family Safety features in Windows 8.1, your computer must be set up with at least one password-protected administrator user account. If you set up multiple user accounts with administrative privileges, make sure that they're all password protected. And make sure the kids don't know the password. Otherwise, the kids can easily go in and change any parental controls you import.

With Windows 8.1, each child is given his or her own child user account. Creating and configuring a child user account is easy ...

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