Set Parental Controls In Windows 7

Parental Controls is a good tool for controlling the amount of time your children spend on the computer and the programs they’re using. Here I will tell you how to setup and use parental controls in Windows 7.

Step 1: Access Parental Controls

To access parental controls, open the Start Menu and type parental controls into the Search box and hit Enter. Or you can open up Control Panel and click on parental controls. When you open parental controls, click the user account you want to restrict. Make sure to password protect your administrator account, or anyone can just turn off Parental Controls and use the computer with no restrictions.

Step 2: Put In Your Restrictions

Under parental controls, mark the button next to On, enforce current settings. The you can go and restrict the user’s computer time, games, and programs.

Set Time Limits: Fill in the blue blocks in the chart when you want to block certain times of the day from the user using the computer. Leave the box blank if you want to allow that certain time of day for the user to use the computer.

Control Games: Set the ratings of which games your child can play. Read the descriptions under the ratings for more information about the ratings. There are multiple options on how you can restrict what games your child can play.

Control Programs: Set a check mark next to which programs the user can use. Any unchecked programs the user will not have access to use.