Earlier we posted an article on how to setup parental controls for Windows 7, but we didn’t want to leave out those with Macs. Below is how you can setup parental controls on a MAC to limit access to content etc…
- Open the System Preferences Window and click on the Parental Controls Icon.
- You will need to click the lock in the bottom left-hand corner and provide your administrator user name and password.
- Next you want to select the account from the list on the left and then you can start adding/setting parental controls on the right. Here is a rundown of the parental control options:
- System: Under the System tab you can select what system capabilities a user has and also limit them to only certain applications.
- Content: Under the Content tab you can try to limit access to adult websites or only allow access to approved sites.
- Mail & Chat: In this window you can create an approved list of users that your child can email and chat with. You can also provide a mechanism for them to request permission from you.
- Time Limits: Allows you to limit time spent on the computer or limit when a computer can be used.
- Logs: This is where you can go in and see what sites they have been going to and applications based on date and time.
Your kids may not like it, but at least it will keep them safe on the net.