Here's a handy list of instructions on how to setup
Windows Desktops Computers & Laptops.
1. START HERE: We recommend managing and restricting what your child can access by using Microsoft Family Group
WHY? Family Group allows parents to link Microsoft-based devices, including laptops and some android devices, to allow visibility over screen time, set filters for inappropriate content and receive activity reports.
2. Set Content Filters
WHY: Windows allows parents content filters to determine what your child can get from the websites they visit, which games they can play, set screen time limits. Depending on the age of your child, you may not feel the need to turn on all of these features, but we strongly encourage you to turn on the content filters for all kids of all ages.
3. Turn on Activity Reports by Child's Device (Optional)
WHY? Think of Family Sharing kind of like an umbrella you might use to protect your children from rain. It allows you to protect them from inappropriate content, link in with what they are doing online, see what they are downloading, and who and what they are able to access. It leaves you as the parent, in control.
4. Block inappropriate apps, games, and media (Optional)
WHY? Microsoft will allow you to block the use of apps, games or social media on Windows 10 enabled devices, allowing parents to set an age limit for access to certain content. Note: Microsoft isn't as sophisticated as a parental control tool, so you won't be able to simply block entertainment during school time, or allow it to become live during leisure time. You'll have to turn this on and off manually.
5. Set Screen Time Limits (Optional)
WHY? Screen time limits are great to help in the management of time spent on both educational and leisure screen-based activities. This will also allow you to manage off-times.