Remote Learning Cybersecurity Best Practices - Part 2

Even if you moved computers to a central location and developed a plan for realistic limits, there is still more you can do to keep your kids safe online.

Set Up Parental Controls in Windows 10

Windows 10 is the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system and it makes it easier to apply parental controls to each individual computer in your family.  Microsoft Family allows you to set up child accounts that are monitored and controlled from a parent account. 

There’s even an app for your phone that lets you remain aware and set:

  • Screen Time Limits

  • Filter Content

  • Access Activity Reports

  • Locate You Family Members

Microsoft Family requires children to have a Microsoft account and be logged in on their devices.

Set Up Parental Controls in Mac OS

Setting Parental Controls in Mac OS is performed via the System Preferences. 

>> Click the Apple logo in the upper left-hand corner of the Mac Desktop 

>> Click “System Preferences” in the pull-down menu that appears.

>> Click the “Parental Controls” icon in the System Preferences window

>> select the account to manage. 

If you see the message “There are no user accounts to manage,” you’ll need to add a managed user. Select a user to apply Parental Controls, and you’ll see a series of tabs at the top of the Parental Controls windows. They are, from left to right: “Apps,” “Web,” “Stores,” “Time,” “Privacy” and the always-intriguing “Other.” 

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