You should protect young children when they are using the internet. Children learn best without you over their shoulders telling them what to do, but the internet is a scary place. In this guide you’ll learn how to control allowed websites in Windows Vista.
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Setting up Allowed Websites in Windows Vista
To allow specific websites, do the following:
- Make sure you are logged in as the administrator of the computer
- Press the Start button and select Control Panel
- Under User Accounts and Family Safety, click Set up parental controls for any user
- If prompted, (type your password and) select Continue
- Click the account you want to add parental controls to
- Ensure parental controls are on by looking under Parental Controls:and selecting On, enforce current settings
- Click on Windows Vista Web Filter
- You may now enforce web filtering or make a custom list of blocked websites
- You also have the option of blocking file downloads
- Press OK when you’re done