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This tag should be used for discussions about Microsoft Family Safety, or about Parental Controls on Windows 7 and below.

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Disable using proxy servers on windows 10

I want to set up parental controls on a Windows 10 laptop. I am using Microsoft Family Safety for this. However, the child account can go to Edge and there use a free proxy. In that way, all sites can ...
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Blocking content from all websites on Windows using keywords like xxx?

I am already using DNS filtering to block porn websites but I still need to block porn content from all sites where not all content is porn. It would be a shame to have to block the whole site along ...
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uninstalling a parental control software Homeguard

I installed a software named Homeguard Pro ( Veridium). But I cannot uninstall it now because the option does not show up and it's kind of working in disguise. I checked almost all the methods using ...
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OpenDNS Web Content Filtering

I'm trying to block certain websites using OpenDNS but running into issues. I have successfully managed to get it to block general adult websites, but there are a few other websites I'd like to block ...
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How to block all search engines except Google? [closed]

I'm using Windows 10 and I have a parental control program called Qustodio installed, but my child is able to bypass the security by accessing a search engine that isn't forced to use Safe Search, ...
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Don't allow a user account to modify or logout an app

I have a Windows 10 with two user accounts: Dad and Daughter. Dad account is an administrator local account. Daughter account is a simple local account. With Dad account I have installed a "...
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How to enable Python on a Chromebook for an account that is supervised with Family Link? [closed]

I created a Google account for my son who is a minor. It is managed by Google Family Link. The problem is that it has a restriction for parental control by Google's Family Link which prevents this ...
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Set DNS differently per user profile on Mac OS

Is there a method to set DNS differently according to the user account on Mac OS? The use case is I want my kids' user accounts on my Mac to use a filtered DNS provider, but for my profile I don't ...
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What advanced parental control can I set up for my nephews' computer? [closed]

I have two nephews. I decided to buy them each of them a computer build. This is for them to earn something online and for a little bit of entertainment. The problem is, though, one of them has a ...
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Administrator Child Account with no 'Add/Edit/Remove Users' Permissions in Windows 10

I already made an administrator child account in Windows 10 but it still has capabilities to add/edit/remove users in the PC. I want to restrict it from the said capability but still be able to do ...
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How do router whitelists work

How is the White-list mode (available in Parental Controls section of most routers) supposed to work? Almost all of the sites contain external links and images, JavaScript CDNs and what not, which ...
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Limiting web access using router's whitelist feature

This setup has failed twice for me; for two different routers. Now I hear that this might be a problem with HTTPS rather than the routers. I'd love to hear from experts about a potential solution for ...
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Has anyone managed to set up Python on a Chromebook for an account that is supervised with Family Link?

I don't want my kids to play games, so I am supervising their Google accounts with Google Family Link - it works very well to block access to unwanted websites when they try to access them via their ...
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Local account cannot start application (youth protection)

On my private Windows 10 Pro machine, I only use local accounts, no Microsoft accounts. I have, some time ago, created further local accounts for my family members, and all is well. One Steam game I ...
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Is it possible to block all content uploaded from some location from appearing? [closed]

Like for example to stop videos on sites such as YouTube which were uploaded from some country from appearing. or even block sites which are hosted from a particular country?
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Removing child block

Something is interfering with my computer which shuts off the internet between certain times. It occurs at the same time each day, and no other computers are affected, so I suspect someone has ...
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is possible to change a loccal user account to a child account?

I have a family PC with windows 10 pro A child uses it. Formerly I had windows 7, and the child account had a time limitation which restricted the time at with the child could use the computer On ...
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I would like my wifi to turn on and off at certain time each day

I would like my WI-fi to turn on and off at a set schedule, so the kids don't use it all night. I have unplugged the modem, hidden the modem all attempts have failed. How can I do this through the ...
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How to prevent children from playing games on Windows 10?

I'm looking for a method to lock my children out of using games on my win10 PC. I found some interested topics here about limiting bandwidth and other ones but I don't think any of these may fit my ...
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Windows 10 Parental Control - Impossible to find the username

I'm trying to limit my son's account. I run Command Prompt as an administrator, then I use the net command: net user fabiute /times: V,18-22;S,18-22;D,18-22 The text "Impossible to find the ...
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Limit a user's usage time in Windows 10 Pro

I want to limit the usage of a local user on a Windows 10 Pro machine. I remember on Windows XP there was a UI thing that would allow me to just select the days and the time, when that time came the ...
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How can I disable LAN connection for one specific windows user?

I need to disable LAN connection for one certain standard user on laptop. I want my daughter to have unlimited access to internet on wi-fi in library/school etc (user1 with disabled LAN) limited ...
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block websites on windows while maintaining access to admin and super-admin rights

The motivation is to block myself from accessing certain distracting websites while still being able to add/remove programs, change settings etc. Can the built-in parental controls deliver this ...
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K9 web protection installation: active connection is required

I have tried to install K9 Web Protection on my windows 10 x64 machine several times. But every time after pressing install in the following picture, It says Not Responding And finally I get ...
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Allowing/denying apps per user linux

Is there a way, long if need be, to have a whitelist on linux mint for one or multiple groups/users of applications that they can be opened? Example: User 1 and User 2 can only open firefox whereas ...
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Setting up DNSMasq to supply different DNS servers to set address ranges on a DD-WRT router

I have set up parental controls on my DD-WRT router using the instructions here. Basically it has parent's devices and children's devices set up into different address ranges and then has you set up ...
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how do I make my wifi actually use these parent control settings?

ubee router parent controls I create a "kid1" user in this admin interface, but where do I login as kid one? When I connect to the wifi from Mac OS or iOS it just wants the normal wifi password. Do I ...
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Microsoft family features asks to verify account even though account removed from family

Summary: "Windows Family Features" is blocking access to Google Chrome on my child's Windows 10 machine even after removing child's account from Windows Family. Detail: My son is the local ...
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Microsoft Family Safety app blocking not reliable

I have a Windows 10 tablet for my kid. I have it setup through Microsoft Family Safety such that certain app is blocked. I tested it and it worked. However, I found out that my kid can simply bypass ...
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Windows 10 Parental Controls

I am trying to limit an account on my computer. It is an admin account (standard account is too restrictive to be useful), not the local admin. I ran: Found a way. Just run Command Prompt as ...
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How do I subject web search results to parental control tools like dansguardian?

The problem: I have good reasons to filter web browsing on my PC. These filtering should be robust. Allowing web search results to go unfiltered is unacceptable, as well as blocking search engines ...
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How do I prevent a chrome extension from being removed?

I am using Blocksi parental controls chrome extension to block access to confidential websites that I login to on my laptop, for in case someone uses my laptop without permission, but the person can ...
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Why use Microsoft account login as an adult in the family? [duplicate]

We have a family computer running Windows 10. My kids use their Microsoft accounts to log in, so that I can use parental controls. I have a Microsoft account too, but is there any reason for me to log ...
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Unexpected kernel model trap error using windows 8.1 family safety and avast

Does anyone know of a way that I can use the family safety feature in Windows 8.1 (64 bit) and keep Avast Internet Security 2016? I am using Windows 8.1 which allows for applying family safety to ...
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Silent version of parental controls for Windows Vista

This question is in a familial context. The concerned people have only minimal knowledge to use their computer. I can't teach them anything security related. In order to protect a user to install ...
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Can Norton Family warn the user shortly before a time limit arrives?

Background I have ADHD and have been struggling with Internet overuse. I've been off my ADHD medication lately and hope to discuss this with my psychiatrist eventually. I've tried twelve-step, and ...
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Looking to adapt this terminal command to block pages, not full websites

I am trying to block a specific page on a website (a Reddit thread) from being accessed on my Mac laptop. It contains the answers to a mystery game I got for my fiancée, and I want to make sure she ...
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Is there any way to implement parental controls in image searches on Windows 10?

I'm trying to find a way to enable parental controls on image searches. My daughter (7) has a surface pro with Windows 10, but the parental controls seem to only apply to actual sites. If she does a ...
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Can't seem to block Youtube using Qustodio

Win10: I've been limiting my kid's computer time using Qustodio mostly successfully for the past several months. However, I can't seem to block youtube. Neither an explicit youtube rule, or time ...
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Windows 10 Microsoft Family account for Child gone missing / unable to use outlook.com

I have created 2 child accounts on a Windows 10 laptop a month ago. It seems like a really cool feature that I can get weekly updates on what's going on. The weekly update used to give me the name ...
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Windows 10 Family Safety: Time limits and screen locking

I recently set up my son's computer with family safety, and I have him limited to 3 hours of total screen time per weekday. I have told him that when he gets up to go outside, eat, or whatever to lock ...
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How to setup login time limits (a.k.a. "parental controls") if you don't want to login with a Microsoft account?

When creating accounts on Windows 10, you get a choice between "Your family" and "Other users". If you choose "Your family" you are forced to use a Microsoft account to sign in. There are various ...
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Windows 10 Child account problems

I have a laptop that was running Windows 8.1 that I've recently upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. I had to delete my six year old son's local account because Child Accounts now have to be Microsoft ...
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How do I disable Cortana in Windows 10 or at least disable web search results from it (for other users)?

Is it possible for me (parent/admin account) to completely disable Cortana for other users (kids/standard accounts)? ...or at least from using it to search things that are not local on the PC itself. ...
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Command line edit of parental controls

I'm new to windows administration and pardon me if I write something stupid :) I've been given a task to enable installation of specific apps on win7 user account with parental controls restriction. ...
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URL Logging on home network

I am interested in knowing what websites my teenage boy is going to from his Chromebook connected wireless to my home network. I have been open with him and have told him that I am not censoring him, ...
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Can I permanently disallow OS upgrades on an iOS device? [closed]

Is there a way to prevent OS upgrades on an iOS device, such that the user is unable to remove the restriction? We will be loaning iPhones or iPads to people, and don't want them making ANY changes ...
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Asus router how to disable reset button [closed]

I am trying to set parental control on an Asus router. However, my son always reset my router to change the parental setting. Is that anyway that I can disable the reset button?
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Microsoft Family Safety *Weekly* Time Limits?

I see there is a way to set daily time limits, but is there a way to set weekly time limits? I notice that the registry items are kept here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\...
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Disable Parental Control (Family Safety) Override?

When the time limit is up, there is a box that says "Get more time." How do I disable/remove this box? I have tried going into the registry (regedit) and navigating to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\...
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