To be sure that your dear child browse safely on your computer, create a specific user account for it.
On Windows 10, you can add multiple accounts to share a computer with your family members.
If you have children, they can also have personal space, but in a more controlled environment. This will allow you to monitor and control your child's online activity. Like defining connection times, defining prohibited websites ...
Here i will show you how to create a child account on Windows 10.
How to create a child account on Windows 10
To properly create and configure a child account on Windows 10, follow these steps:
- First of all, open Parameter .
- Then click Accounts .
- Then cclick on Family and other users .
- In the "Your family" section, click on the button Add family member .
- Now click on Add family member and check Add child.
- Then select Add a child then enter the child's email address and click the Next button.
- Finally, an email is sent to the address you indicated above. Confirm the email address of the youth you want to add.
Once the steps are completed, a standard account with limited access will be created for the child and they can log in immediately. However, you will not be able to control the account until it clicks the Accept invitation button on the email invitation sent during the account creation process.
How to manage a child account on Windows 10
Once the child account is created, you can manage it using Microsoft Family Settings online.
Using the dashboard, you can view reports and monitor your child's online activity. You can define connection hours, define forbidden websites… You can add applications and games, and add money to allow young people to make small purchases in the Microsoft Store.
To manage an account for a family member using Windows 10, follow these steps:
- Open Settings.
- Click Accounts.
- In the "Family and other users" section a link "Manage family settings online"allows access to parental controls.
- Here are listed the child or children of all Windows computers for which you are an administrator.
- In the "Activity" section you will be able to activate the sending of a weekly activity report that you will receive by email: time of use, website visited etc ...
- In the "Screen time" section you can limit the use of the PC to predefined times for each day of the week.
- And in the section "Content restrictions" allows you to limit internet access depending on the age of the child.
- Finally, the "Expenses" tab lets you add money to your kid's Microsoft account to buy whatever they want without breaking the bank. This feature works in conjunction with the Content Restrictions settings to block products they shouldn't buy, such as games rated for a much older audience.