Mac OS is one of the leading operating systems and one of the more advanced in allowing parents the parental control over what their kids are doing. learning how to put parental control on Mac is very important. With kids being tech-savvy these days, there comes the worry about them watching something inappropriate. Obviously, it is impossible to keep track of all their activities or to sneak peek over their shoulders while they are using the Mac. With the parental controls of Apple, you can be assured of your kid’s safe browsing, gaming and other Mac activities. follow the guide below to set up some of the great features Mac enables you like time limits, web content access and app usage.
Create Your Kid’s Account
With your administrator account, you can create a new account for your kid’s separate logging in, which you can control.
Manage App Usage
Apart from selecting the apps your kids can use, you can also customize their access to multiplayer games, mail and camera. Go to kid’s account where you enabled parental control and then follow –
Customize Website Access
To ensure safe browsing for your kids by putting restriction on specific websites, you can go to Parental Controls and follow the above mentioned steps to select the kid’s account. Now follow the steps –
To customize access and download from iTunes, go to your kids’ account like before and select “Stores”
To bind the time slot during which the kids can access the Mac, you should go to “Time” from your kid’s account like discussed earlier.
Apart from these, you can also make privacy changes, disable Siri and also restrict specific utilities. With proper configuration, you can also access the parental controls from any other Mac device.
If you followed the step by step guide above to set up parental control on mac, you should be one step closer to ensure your kids are safer when they are online. If you have android devices at home and need help setting up the parental control read our guide on how to put parental control on Android
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