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Windows 7: Parental Control

25 Aug 2014   #1
KenBaynham

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Parental Control

Hi


I have set up standard user account on my PC for grandson but I am having problems applying parental controls.


I have downloaded “Windows Live Family Safety” and selected the items I think are appropriate but when I log into my grandson account I am able access very adult sites very easily. When the account boots up a pop-up appears at the lower right of the screen advising that adult sites are blocked and monitoring is on but clearly this is not so.


I have read the tutorial supplied by this site “Parental Controls – Setup and Use” and what happens to me differs from that described. When I select my grandsons account at “Control Panel – All Control Panel Items – Parental Controls” – I am taken the “Windows Live Family Safety” site and not to “User Controls” as described. I am never presented with opportunity to enforce current settings.


I have really run out of ideas and would greatly appreciate some help please.


Best regards Ken


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25 Aug 2014   #2
cyanna

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

What restriction level did you choose for the web filtering?
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26 Aug 2014   #3
KenBaynham

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for reply Cyanna


The controls set so far are:


Active Reporting - (See the websites visited, games played and time spent on the PC.)
Web Filtering - (See child-friendly and general interest websites and sites on the Allow list, and can use social networking, web chat and web mail). Both set to on in Microsoft Live Family Safety.


I have also set IE security to medium high. If I try to set to high all sites are blocked even the ones on the allow list.


I hope this information is as you require and look forward to your thoughts.


Best regards Ken.
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26 Aug 2014   #4
cyanna

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

All I can think of is this: log out od the child account (don't just switch users). Log back into your own account and refresh the settings on Family Safety (there should be a refresh icon in the upper right corner). Log back into the child account and test....
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26 Aug 2014   #5
KenBaynham

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I can't see the refresh button Cyanna. I'm going to try and attach screen shots.

Hope it works please let me know.

Regards Ken


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27 Aug 2014   #6
cyanna

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

from your account open Family Safety by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Family Safety, and then, in the list of results, click Family Safety
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28 Aug 2014   #7
KenBaynham

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I still don't see a reset option Cyanna.

I think I have resolved the problem by using the Norton Family safety which worked fine first time but I would still very like to know what I am doing wrong with the Microsoft version.


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28 Aug 2014   #8
cyanna

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

the refresh is the icon with two arrows on the top right, just by the ?
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28 Aug 2014   #9
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

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29 Aug 2014   #10
KenBaynham

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

When I click the two arrows I get a popup in the bottom right corner of the screen telling me my I have the latest settings. Everything seems to be working fine with Norton Family and it was so simple. Still frustrated that I found Microsoft so difficult to set up but I have decided to use well enough alone. Thanks a lot for all your patience and help.

Best regards Ken
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