It's that time of year again—back to school. And that probably means more computer time for kids who've been outside this summer.
If you're a parent and you don't have family safety settings on your computer, now is a perfect time to choose the software that's right for your family.
Parental control software includes Internet filters that you can use to choose the content you want your children to see and help block the content you don't. Some parental control software also includes monitoring tools, tools to set time limits for computer use, and even settings to help protect your computer from accidental system changes.
Microsoft offers several different kinds of parental control software. See the chart and links below to learn more.
· Windows Vista Parental Controls
· Windows Live OneCare Family Safety Settings
· Windows SteadyState
· Xbox Family Settings
Windows Vista Parental Controls
Windows Live OneCare Family Safety settings
Xbox 360 Family Settings
Included with Windows Vista
Free download for Windows XP Service Pack 2
Included with Xbox
Use this tool to:
Apply Internet filters
Personalize settings for individuals users
Set time limits for computer use
Report on Internet activity
Set limits on gaming
Protect against accidental system changes
Allow kids to request access via e-mail
Restrict access to certain software programs
Set limits on who your children communicate with online