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How To Set Up Your Windows XP Parental Controls?

By Jessie W. Gode

If you are using windows XP at home and want to get protection against online hazards, you can easily set up windows XP parental controls. By installing windows xp parental controls, you are sure that the controlling software that protects you is well-matched with the windows program you currently use.

Utilization of the internet has become a vital part of so many people these days, and they cannot live a day without it. The benefits of using the internet become bread and butter for some people, and a day without it could mean trouble.

Even children are so keen in using this technology because it is a quick reference for research work and other activities they can do in the comfort of their homes. Yes, it is a fact that the internet provides fast communication and a wide range of information sources, but this could also be a source of grave problems. If children have an unlimited access to it without proper supervision, they may enter sources that could harm and exploit them. They can run into materials such as those having pornographic materials and aggression.

If you are using windows XP at home, you can easily set some controls on your computer. However, its function is limited so it is advised that you get software that has complete programs to fully protect you and your family.

To start off, go to the Control Panel from the Start button, then click the Internet Options. Choose the Content button on this icon. And then, select the Enable button and click it so you can see the list of possible topics you want to filter like drugs, violence, and others. Choose the topic you want to be banned on your computer then drag the bottom bar going to the right. Click OK to allow restraint to the specific subject you choose.

Do this repeatedly on other topics you want to be restricted. After you have highlighted all topics, click OK then set the needed password. When you finish doing all these, you have configured windows XP parental controls.

Having this set will somehow give you internet content restriction. Unfortunately, this cannot monitor every action the user does in the internet. You will not get regular updates on the where about of your kid when utilizing the computer. You cannot access the email contents and the files received which might contain unsuitable materials.

Confugraing your windows xp parental controls can give some advantages in protecting you from online harm. But, acquiring for a premium product containing a complete package of blocking and monitoring system will be a better option that lets you utilize access restriction on different age group.

People using Windows XP can readily be protected from internet dangers. By setting windows xp parental controls, you can already set the topics to be screened out while any user go over the web.

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Gode, Jessie W. "How To Set Up Your Windows XP Parental Controls?." How To Set Up Your Windows XP Parental Controls?. 26 Aug. 2010. 21 Sep 2017 <>.

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Gode, J (2010, August 26). How To Set Up Your Windows XP Parental Controls?. Retrieved September 21, 2017, from

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