Microsoft Family Safety: protecting your kids on the PC
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Microsoft Family Safety: protecting your kids on the PC

Learn how to take control of your children's use of PCs and protect your kids from obscence and inappropriate PC use
5.0 (1 rating)
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205 students enrolled
Created by Neba Funwi-gabga
Last updated 10/2014
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What Will I Learn?
  • Install and configure Family Safety on their Windows PC
  • Create different user accounts on their PCs
  • Grant access levels to different users on the PC
  • Control computer usage by different users with Curfews
  • Track their children’s activities on the PC
  • Review weekly activities by children on the PC
  • Take total control of the websites visited by kids on PC
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  • Have access to a Windows PC. We will be working with Windows 7 and Windows 8, so your version of windows Operating System should be one of these to follow up, step-by-step with me.
  • You must have administrative user rights on the PC you are using, such that you can create new user accounts and edit other user settings.

Looking to keep tabs of your children’s activities on your home computers and the internet? Or maybe you are just curious on how to make home computer safer for kids?

This course is the perfect stop point for you to learn how to protect children on the computer. It is designed to teach parents and other children caretakers how to take total control of the way your children use Windows PCs and other Microsoft devices such as Xbox and Windows Phone.

The course is broken down into five sections of 17 video lectures and hands-on demonstration:

In Section One, I will take you through the course introduction, covering course requirements and what you should expect from taking the course.

In Section Two, you will have a practical demonstration on how to set up the Microsoft Family Safety program on your Windows 7 Computers, including installation process and user account set up.

In Section Three, we will cover setting up the safety program on your Windows 8 computer, to fill in gaps for those who work on this operating system. I will also point out what is different about Windows 8 from Windows 7 in terms of the Microsoft Family Safety program.

Then in Section Four, you will learn how to actually make Family Safety work for you and your family. You will acquire hands-on learning on:

  • Setting up Website filters for kids so that they are limited to accessing only particular websites on the PCs
  • Adding restrictions to games and applications installed on the computer. You will learn how to make your kids play only Child-friendly games on the PC, and Windows Store.
  • Restricting the number of hours your children have access to the PC on weekends and on weekdays. You will learn how to set curfews and allocate time slots for PC use
  • Receiving and reviewing weekly reports on the total activity of your children on the web and PC.

In Section Five, we will conclude the course with a brief talk on the setbacks of the Windows Family Safety program, go over a review of the material learned during the course and leave you with final thoughts.

This course makes use of step-by-step procedures you can follow to set up a complete Microsoft Family Safety system on Windows 7 or Windows 8.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s take the next hour to protect your family on the PC and internet.

Who is the target audience?
  • Parents who want to protect their children from the PC by taking total control of their activities, even remotely
  • Other Windows users who are curious about the workings of Microsoft Family Safety
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
Course Introduction
3 Lectures 05:05

I’ll go over the broad topics we’ll cover in the course. I’ll also touch on why the course will help students, and what they’ll get out of it once they’ve completed it.

Preview 01:35

I’ll point out any prerequisites that students should have to effectively follow the course, including the tools that will be used.

Preview 01:36

In this lesson, I’ll cover the general “Family Safety” idea and why it is important.

Preview 01:54

This Quiz will test your knowledge of the basic meaning of the Microsoft Family Safety program.

Basic Meaning of Family Safety
2 questions
Setting up Family Safety (Windows 7)
3 Lectures 11:56

I’ll demonstrate the installation procedure of Family Safety and show students how to verify their system if Family Safety is already installed. It will include providing links to download free software, and real-time installation.

Preview 05:24

I’ll demonstrate to students how to set up accounts for different family members, which will be used for monitoring activities. Students will also learn how to match existing family members to user accounts, set passwords for access control and verify that their setup works.

Add User Accounts for each Child (Windows 7)

Students will learn how to customize safety settings for each and every member of the family in the family safety online platform and choose whether or not they want to generate activity reports for each member

Add Children to the Family Safety program (Windows 7)
Setting up Family Safety (Windows 8)
2 Lectures 08:36
Switching your Local account to Microsoft Account (Windows 8)

Adding "Child" accounts on Windows 8

This quiz will test your knowledge of the working of the Family Safety Program on Windows 8

Windows Family Safety on Windows 8
3 questions
Getting Windows Family Safety to work
6 Lectures 37:17
Exploring the Family Safety Online interface (Windows 7)

Exploring the Family Safety Online interface (Windows 8)

I’ll demonstrate the use of the online platform to filter websites accessible to each member of the family, and show how to block selected websites or adult content websites for each family member.

Restricting website access and managing access requests

I’ll demonstrate how parents can set up accounts for kids to make requests to particular sites they want to visit for approval

Restricting Game and Application access from kids

In this lesson, students will learn how to set curfews to PC usage by each family member, including restrictions to the number of hours per day, restrictions to the specific hours etc

Restrict computer access (Windows 8 only)

In this lesson, I’ll show students how to set up weekly email reporting from their Family Safety platform for each family member.

Weekly Reporting

This quiz tests your knowledge of the functionality of the Family Safety program

Family Safety Functionality
2 questions
Final Thoughts
2 Lectures 03:57

I’ll explain the limitations of the Family Safety system to students and what alternatives they have to complement their safety procedures

Limitations of Family Safety

A quick summary of what was covered and the way forward.

Wrap up note
About the Instructor
Neba Funwi-gabga
4.0 Average rating
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1,730 Students
4 Courses
Database / GIS Specialist

I'm a professionally trained database developer, administrator and a Spatial Ecologist. My work experience spans multiple disciplines, including developing and maintaining databases for nonprofit organizations, performing data science tasks for research institutions, doing extensive data mining in the Oil and gas sector as well as spatial ecology. With over 10 years of experience, I currently coordinate database development for one of Canada's biggest nonprofit organizations. If you need services in oracle, PLSQL, TSQL, Python geospatial scripting or R programming, talk to me!!