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How to Set "Parental Controls" Using Windows


"Parental Controls" are used to keep children from seeing things
that parents find undesirable.  Microsoft has this utility built
into their operating systems.  You may also wish to
purchase an additional software program to
monitor your children's browsing.


Please note: Setting "Parental Controls" may result in having a "password requester"
 appearing due to the content within the web page.  If this occurs, you will
need to type in the password chosen during this setup.

 

1.    On the desktop, double click on My Computer.  In the My Computer
       window, double click on the Control Panel.

Parental Control Setup - Control Panel

 

2.    In the Control Panel window, double click on the Internet Options
       button:

Parental Control Setup - Internet Options

3.    In the Internet Options window, click on Content tab:

Parental Control Setup - Content Advisor

4.    Under the Content Advisor, click on the Enable button:

Parental Control Setup - Advisory Rating for Language

Click on the Language key, and slide the adjustable ruler over to the right hand side of the screen (there are four different levels to choose from).  Click on Apply at the bottom of the screen.

5.    Next, click on the Nudity key:

Parental Control Setup - Advisory Content for Nudity

Slide the adjustable ruler towards the right hand side of the screen to make your selection of levels.  Click Apply at the bottom of the screen.

6.    Next, click on the Sex key:

Parental Control Setup - Content Advisory for Sex

Slide the adjustable ruler towards the right hand side of the screen to make your selection of levels.  Click on Apply at the bottom of the screen.

7.    Next, select the Violence key:

Parental Control Setup - Content Advisory for Violence

Slide the adjustable ruler towards the right hand side of the screen to make your selection of levels.  Click on the Apply button at the bottom of the screen.

8.    Click on the General tab at the top of the screen and place a check mark
        in the box next to "Users can see sites that have no rating"

Click Apply and then OK.

9.    You will then be asked to type in a password to save the controls you
       just created.

Parental Control Setup - Creating a Password

After selecting the password, type it again under the Confirm Password box and click OK.

10.    The Content Advisor is now active, click OK.

Parental Control Setup - Advisor Has Been Enabled

11.    In the Internet Properties screen, click OK.

Your Parental Controls are now set.  Please remember to keep your Password in a safe place!

12.    Cancel remaining windows in the Control Panel and My Computer
          screens.

 

To reset forgotten passwords: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q155609


 

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