What Is Parental Controls
Parental Controls let parents restrict which games their children can play, which programs they can use, and which websites they can visit ,etc. This feature was originally introduced in Microsoft Windows Vista but was limited to website-filtering capabilities and some other basic features, but the upcoming Windows 7 has added many enhanced features to it. Now, you can easily control and monitor applications, games, emails and instant messaging, etc. Lets explore how we can use it in Windows 7.
How To Use It
You can access it from Control Panel > User Accounts and Family Safety > Parental Control, a window will be opened as shown in following screenshot.
Now, select the account on which you want to add the parental control, click the particular account and a new windows will be opened where you will be presented with the list of options which you can use to enforce rules on the account.
From Time limits option, you can set the time when your child can use the computer, the blue boxes show the blocked time and white boxes show the allowed time to use computer.
Games option lets you configure which games your child can play.
Furthermore, you can also allow or block some specific programs from Allow and block specific program option. It has now become very easy for parents to restrict their children’s computer usage. Enjoy!