Like most kids, my kids love computers, and if I let them, they'd camp out on it every waking hour Facebooking and playing video games. So we have an app that limits their time each day (trying to introduce balance into their lives).
However, homework needs to be done on the computer, and it shouldn't count against their fun time.
Is there a way to create a 'homework' account that can:
- only run limited programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer)
- can only go to a limited number of websites (school site, Wikipedia, NYTimes, etc.)
- without affecting other accounts on the computer
Then the homework account could have unlimited time and they could spend as much time as they wanted studying/learning.
I suspect Group Policy or Local Policy is the answer, but I'm not sure how to do it. I'm geeky enough that the home computers are part of an Active Directory domain.