Though Technologies play a significant role in a child’s growth, the internet isn’t safe for your kids anymore. That’s why monitoring your youngster’s online activity has become more important than ever.
Fortunately, Windows 11 offers a built-in Parental Control feature that allows you to set restrictions and observe your child’s online activity.
In this post, I’ll show you the quick steps to set up parental control in Windows 11 and how to use it. So without further ado, let’s jump in.
How to Set Up Parental Control in Windows 11
You and your kid need Microsoft accounts to use the parental control feature. Your account will be a parent account, and your child’s account will be a child account associated with yours. After creating that, you can monitor your child’s activity and put restrictions.
Follow the steps to set up a child account for parental control:
- Go to Settings > Accounts > Family > Add account > Create one for a child.
- Enter your child’s email address and select Next.
- Fill up the following sections and click Next for each:
- First and last name.
(Note: Windows 11 will generate automatic restrictions based on the birthday.)
- Input your login credentials and agree to the parental consent (if required).
- Enable the non-Microsoft app permission and click Continue.
How to Use Parental Controls to Block Websites & Set Screen Time
After you create the child’s account, you can use the parental control feature on your child’s account to monitor their activity and impose necessary restrictions.
This parental control feature helps us successfully observe the online activity of 11 year &13-year-old youngsters in our family.
You can also set the Purchasing limits on their account. And the weekly emails from Microsoft also ensure you don’t miss any updates about them.
If you want similar controls on your kids, follow these steps:
- Navigate to Settings > Accounts > Family > Open Family app.
- Select your child’s account to access the permission.
- Turn on the Activity reporting and Send a weekly email option in the Overview section.
- Tap Screen Time to limit the device time for your children.
- Select the Turn Limits On option for each device in the Screen Time.
- Set the screen limits schedules for each day and press Done.
- Turn on the Use one schedule on all devices option to set a universal time limit.
- Go to the Content Filters menu to restrict the adult website.
- Toggle on the Filter inappropriate websites and searches option.
- Insert the website URL in the Blocked box to block the website.
- Tap the + icon to add more.
(Note: You can also turn in the Only use allowed websites option to allow your kids to access specific websites)
- Tap Purchasing to select spending limits for your child.
- Turn on the Require approval for every purchase option and the Spending notification.
After completing the process, you can block various websites and set screen time and spending limits on Windows 11.
However, on Windows 10, you must Navigate to Settings > Accounts > Family & other users > View Family Settings option to access the family safety application. And the rest of the process is the same as Windows 11.
How to Remove Parental Controls on a Windows 11/10
If you make some mistakes during your child’s account creation or your kid becomes an adult and doesn’t need monitoring, you may want to remove that Microsoft account.
To remove your kid’s account from the Family app:
For Windows 11
- Tap the Windows key and type family.
- Click the Family application to open.
- Select the account you want to remove and tap the vertical 3-dot icon.
- Click Remove from the family group and press Remove to confirm.
For Windows 10
- Go to Settings > Accounts > Family & other users > View Family Settings.
- Click the 3-dot icon next to the account you want to remove and choose Remove from the family group option.
- Select the Remove option to confirm the account removal.
After completing the steps, all the restrictions will disappear from that account. And you won’t see that account’s activity anymore. So verify your decision before removing your child’s account from the Family app.
Can you use parental controls without a Microsoft Account?
No, you cannot use the parental control application without a Microsoft account. Microsoft applies the parental control settings to the child accounts within the family group, allowing parents to monitor and restrict their child’s computer usage.
Can you restrict the adult application using the Family app on Windows?
Yes, you can restrict any Microsoft Store application based on the age limit. To restrict apps, go to Family application > Content Filters > Apps and games and select the age limit in Apps and games rated up to age section.
How can I set up parental controls in Windows 10?
To set up parental controls in Windows 10, go to Settings > Accounts > Family & other users > Add a Family member > Create one for a child. Insert your child’s email address, Password, First and last name, Country/region, and Birthday and select Next for each option. After that, click the Continue option to complete the process.
In conclusion, Windows 11 Parental Control is helpful for monitoring and controlling your children’s computer activity. When you enable the parental controls feature, you can have peace of mind knowing that your children are safe online.
After following the steps, I’m sure you’ve successfully enabled the parental controls features. Comment if you don’t understand any of the process. And for everything else, stick with 10Scopes.