Just got your child a new computer for Christmas, but are unsure of how to make sure they are using it safely? This is a question that many parents ask, and most don’t know the answer. So what if you don’t do technology support for a living. You can very easily protect and see what your child does on his or her new computer.
The first thing people in the IT business will recommend doing is setting up an account for your child. The trick is not to set it up as a regular account. While you will need an administrator account on the computer, you can set up additional child accounts on your PC. Additional information on how this task can be completed can be found on Microsoft’s website.
This option is great because it allows you to control what, how much time and when your child uses the computer. You can even have it set up to allow your kids to request more time or to visit a website that is being blocked. You can make your child’s safety a priority while allowing them to suggest things they think are appropriate as well.
Other ways to help protect your child while they use their new computer do not necessarily have to be setting up limits for them. Some parents may find that just educating their child on the ways they would like for them to use their computer is adequate. This is fine, but does open up the risk of the child accidently doing something they shouldn’t have.
Setting those limits and making sure that the computer is equipped with a good antivirus can help make sure that your child doesn’t accidently do something that risks the health of the computer or themselves. Got more tips that we missed? Let us know!