How to Create a Kid-Safe Account on Windows 10

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Windows 10, with its ability to add multiple accounts, allows you to share a single device with numerous family members. Aside from personalization options and tweaking the default settings a bit for each account, you can also create a kids account to help them learn to use the computer in a responsible, controlled setting.

hero-copy-(4)Once created, you can manage this account in a number of ways: from setting up tools to censor certain content, to block them from purchasing apps, or even just to review a report of how they’re spending their time online, all things are possible with a child-specific account.

  1. Open Settings by right-clicking the Start menu and choosing the it form the list of options.
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  2. Click on Accounts.
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  3. Click Family & other people from the sidebar at the left.
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  4. Under Your family, click Add a family member.
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  5. Select the Add a child option and enter their email address (or choose the link below the email address box if they don’t have one).
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  6. Click Next to continue.
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  7. Click Confirm to add the account.
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  8. Click Close to complete the task.
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  • Dan TR Says:

    Good post, thanks!
    But if your child has local account in Windows 10 - internal parental control does not work. Why? (on W7 all was Ok)
    Should I use others parental controls, eg Time Boss, Net Nanny or others?

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