A comprehensive review of Family Safety on Windows 8. We test the computer use time restrictions, curfew settings. We examine the choices for web filtering, examine where these impact, and also consider the interaction of Family Safety with Safe Search technologies offered by major search engines. We look at the strengths and weaknesses of Family Safety, and give our opinion on how useful it is in the quest to improve internet safety for children.
Learn about the parental controls provided by Family Safety on Windows 8, how you can use these parental controls to help promote a safer internet experience for children in your care. Understand how to control the games and applications kids and young people can use, limit their computer time to a set allowance, or ensure they are only able to use the computer at pre-defined times. Learn how to block access to specific websites or how to set up an allow list of sites that you would like them to access.
Discover windows family safety, how to obtain and install it onto your windows 7 based computer. Use family safety to promote safer computer and internet use for kids in your care.
Learn how to set up multiple user accounts for children in your care on a windows 8 computer. Understand why this is an important step in using parental controls effectively, and how creating individual user accounts helps you to set up different restrictions for each child that uses the computer. This is also handy if you use a computer for work and want to prevent the kids from filling the machine up with junk games, downloads and so on.
Learn how to create user accounts for each child that wants to use your windows 7 computer. Understand how this allows you to apply better parental controls that are unique to each child. This can be used if you have a young child and a teenager in the house, and allows you to set up different restrictions for each child.
Learn about the parental controls that come as part of windows 7, understand how you can use these to set limits on computer time, programs and applications that children can run, and how to limit access to rated and unrated games. Learn how to configure the controls, what their limitations are and how you can use them effectively.
What is Bing Safe Search? Understand the filters that you can apply using Bing Safe Search, the types of content it will filter, and how effective those filters are. Learn how to enable and disable the safe search filter. Discover how to restrict access to pornographic content to help prevent your children viewing objectionable content.
What is Google Safe Search? Understand the filters that you can apply using Google Safe Search, the types of content you are able to filter, and how effective those filters are. Learn how to switch safe search on and off. Discover how you can use safe search to filter out pornographic results from search queries to help prevent your children viewing objectionable content.
What is Yahoo Safe Search? Understand the content filtering that is possible with Yahoo Safe Search, the types of content you can filter out, and how effective those filters are. Learn how to enable and disable the safe search filter. Discover how to restrict sexually explicit content from being returned by Yahoo search and how you can use this feature to prevent your children from seeing objectionable content.