Becoming a parent in today’s age is really challenging. One of the challenges is that you have to control how your kids use their computers. Windows 10 has a built-in parental control feature that you can use to manage the use of your kid’s computer. This feature allows you to set things like restricting content access, limiting screen time, and monitoring your kid’s activities. In this article, we will show you how to manage screen time limits for your kid.
Before being able to set up screen time limits for your kid, you need to add your kid to your family member. To do so, open the Windows Settings window by clicking the gear icon on the start menu.
On the Windows Settings main window, select Accounts.
Click Family & other users on the left panel, followed by Add a family member to add your kid.
On the appearing popup, make sure to select the Add a child option. Enter the email address of your kid and click the Next button.
Once done adding your kid, click the Manage family settings online link and login with your Microsoft account.
Under your kid’s name, click Screen time.
You can choose whether you want to apply the screen limits to Xbox and Windows 10 devices. If you want to only apply the screen limits to Windows 10 device, you can turn off the Use one schedule for all devices option and turn on the Windows 10 option.
Set how much time you allow your kid to use their laptop each day, as well as the timespan your kid can use the laptop. By default, the restriction table allows your kid to use her/his Windows 10 device from 7 AM to 10 PM, without duration restriction (number of hours).
To set the number of hours you allow your kid to use her/his Windows 10 device each day, you can click the dropdown menu next to the day column.
After setting the time limit, you can then click the chart to specify the timespan your kid can use the allocated duration. If a screen time schedule already exists, you can remove it first to add your new schedule.
Let’s take a look at the following row (Monday) on the table.
On the row above, we allocate 3 hours a kid can use her/his Windows 10 device on Monday. The kid can use the allocated time between 5:00 AM to 4:30 PM.