Kaspersky Internet Security

Using Parental Control

1 April 2021

ID 70773

Parental Control allows monitoring actions performed by users on the local computer and online. You can use Parental Control to restrict access to Internet resources and applications, as well as view reports on users' activities.

More and more children and teenagers are obtaining access to computers and web resources. The use of computers and the Internet presents a number of challenges and threats for children:

  • Loss of time and / or money when visiting chat rooms, gaming resources, online stores, and auctions
  • Access to websites targeted at an adult audience, such as those featuring pornography, extremism, firearms, drug abuse, and explicit violence
  • Downloading of files infected with malware
  • Health damage inflicted by excessive computer use
  • Contacts with strangers who may pretend to be peers to obtain information from underage users, such as real name, physical address, or time of day when nobody is home

Parental Control allows you to reduce the risks posed by computer and Internet use. To do this, the following functions are available:

  • Limiting the time for computer and Internet use
  • Creating lists of allowed and blocked games and applications, as well as temporarily restricting use of allowed applications
  • Creating lists of allowed and blocked websites and selectively blocking categories of websites with inappropriate content
  • Enabling safe search mode on search engines (links to websites with questionable content are not displayed in search results)
  • Restricting file downloads from the Internet
  • Blocking sending of certain personal data

You can configure features of Parental Control for each user account on a computer individually. If a user uses two accounts, for example, a local account of the operating system and a Microsoft user account, Parental Control settings should be configured for the Microsoft user account.

You can also view Parental Control reports on the activities of monitored users.

When the time zone changes, or when switching to and from daylight savings time, the following rules apply for using the computer and Internet, as well as for starting games and applications:

  • If the date is not changed when the time zone changes, the current countdown until blocking continues without changes. The same rule applies when switching to or from daylight savings time.
  • If the date is increased or decreased when the time zone changes, the time spent by the user is zeroed out and the countdown until blocking begins again.

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