Sunday, July 24, 2011


Protecting Your Kids With Family Safety

Keeping your kids safe online can be complicated, but Windows Live Family Safety helps make it easier for you. Family Safety provides a website and a free program that you install on the computers your kids use, so you can give them some independence but still keep tabs on their computer activities.

Family Safety can also help keep your kids off websites you don’t want them looking at, and only let them talk to the people you're okay with them talking to.

How Family Safety works:

Just like on a sports team, the different players in Family Safety and Windows make up a team that works together. The players are:

  • The Family Safety Filter. Software you install and set up on each computer your kids use. It monitors your kids using safety settings you select.

  • The Family Safety website. Where you choose and manage all the settings for each family member and view their activity reports. You can create settings on the website once and then they'll apply to every computer you’ve installed the Family Safety Filter on.

  • Windows Parental Controls. A feature in Windows that’s turned on when you use Family Safety. You can use Windows Parental Controls to set up more safety settings for your kids' computers. For more information on setting up Windows Parental Controls and Family Safety, watch the video about using Parental Controls.

To monitor your children’s online activity, you need to install and set up the Family Safety Filter on each computer they use.

See if Family Safety is already installed on your computer

If you have Windows 7, Family Safety might already be installed on your computer. To set it up, click the Start button Picture of the Start button, click All Programs, click Windows Live, and then click Windows Live Family Safety.

Protecting your kids with Family Safety

If Family Safety is already installed on your computer you can find it on the Start menu.

If Family Safety isn't installed on your computer, go to the Windows Live Family Safety download page, and then click Download. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install Family Safety.


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