Family Safety

Formerly known as Windows Live Family Safety, Microsoft Family Safety is a parental monitoring and control program that was first released by Microsoft to the public on November 6, 2007. Family Safety is designed to help protect children on the computer by monitoring their usage, setting time limits and restrictions, and filtering the web pages you want them to see. Since its release Microsoft has included Family Safety in the default install of Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8 and should resemble the picture shown in the example below.

Microsoft Windows Family Safety

To open Family Safety from either the Windows Start Menu or Start Screen type "family" and then click on the Family Safety shortcut that should appear.

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