Windows 8 To Include Advanced Family Safety Features

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Microsoft today detailed the Family Safety features that are coming in Windows 8. Microsoft continues to support the millions of parents out there to make their job on monitoring their children’s web and computer usage. There are even options for parents to get activity of their children over email.

It features the following,

  • Web filtering: You can choose between several web filtering levels.
  • SafeSearch: When web filtering is active, SafeSearch is locked into the “Strict” setting for popular search engines such as Bing, Google, and Yahoo. This will filter out adult text, images, and videos from your search results.
  • Time limits: With Windows 8, you now can restrict the number of hours per day your child can use their PC. For example, you might set a limit of one hour on school nights and two hours on weekends. This is in addition to the bedtime limits currently available in Windows 7.
  • Windows Store: Activity reports list the most recent Windows Store downloads, and you can set a game-rating level, which prevents your children from seeing apps in the Windows Store above a particular age rating.
  • Application and game restrictions: As in Windows 7, you can block specific applications and games or set an appropriate game rating level.

You can read more on it here.



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  • http://zqp.me/ Brad

    Seems like some decent additions for those who need it