Parental Controls

In Windows Vista, Parental Controls is a new feature designed to let parents set controls for their children’s computer use. Parental Controls are located in the Control Panel in Vista. To use Parental Controls, you first need to set up a new user account. The Parental Controls will be associated with this user account, which is the account you will have your children log on to the computer with. You can also choose to use activity reports to view your children’s online activities. Options available under Parental Controls include the following:

  • Time Limits: setting specific time limits that will prevent logging on during certain times of the day
  • Game Content: controls to access games where you can set an appropriate age level and content type you want to block
  • Web Access: Allows you to restrict the Web sites that children visit and choose if you want to allow file transfers
  • Program-specific Controls: allows you to keep your children from running specific programs on the computer

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

Top Articles

The Complete List of 1500+ Common Text Abbreviations & Acronyms

Text Abbreviations reviewed by Web Webster   From A3 to ZZZ we list 1,559 SMS, online chat, and text abbreviations to help you translate and understand...

How to Create a Website Shortcut on Your Desktop

Website Shortcut on Your Desktop reviewed by Web Webster   This Webopedia guide will show you how to create a website shortcut on your desktop using...

Windows Operating System History & Versions

The Windows operating system (Windows OS) refers to a family of operating systems developed by Microsoft Corporation. We look at the history of Windows...

First to Fifth Generations of Computers

Reviewed by Web Webster   Learn about each of the 5 generations of computers and major technology developments that have led to the computing devices that...

Heuristic Definition and Meaning

Heuristic, pronounced hyoo-ri-stihk, is a Greek term for individually finding or discovering. In...

Hackerspace Definition & Meaning

What is a hackerspace? A hackerspace, also known as a hacklab, incubator, or hackspace,...

Random Access Memory (RAM)...

Random Access Memory (RAM) reviewed by Web Webster   Random Access Memory (RAM) is a...