When a laptop is being used by a child there are many precautions that need to be taken into consideration prior to you handing over your PC and the most important of these are parental controls.
It is essential that your child’s access is controlled and also that they have an individual user account on every computer before usage. This is to avoid confusion and merging of various control elements.
Passwords are a must have on your laptop in the hands of a child and you must make certain that the passwords and even usernames that you choose are far from familiar to the child and hard for them to guess.
To access your parental controls is a very easy process:
- Click of the Start button - which you will find at the bottom left hand corner of your screen.
- Click Control Panel
- Under User Accounts find Parental Controls - This will allow you to choose the user account for which you want to turn on parental controls.
After clicking ‘enforce current settings’ your laptop will then allow you to customise your child’s limits and this could be in any area from time limits, to access of web content - so whatever you opt for is adapted for your child’s usage requirements.
When all your parental controls are in place, your child’s protection does not just stop at what they are limited to viewing. With your laptops activity report, you as a parent have access to all your child’s online activities including websites visited, what has been downloaded and blocked, and other various information.
As a parent it is only natural to be worried about your children and possibly even fear the internet when it comes to your child’s safety. But with parental control on your laptop, your child’s supervision can ensure a stress free experience.