Controlling computer use

Parental Control allows you to limit the amount of time spent by the user at the computer. You can specify a time interval during which Parental Control should block access to the computer (bedtime), as well as a daily time limit on total computer use. You can specify different limit amounts for weekdays and for weekends.

To configure time limits on computer use:

  1. Go to the Parental Control settings window.
  2. In the Parental Control settings window, select the Computer section.
  3. To specify a time interval during which Parental Control will block access to the computer, in the Weekdays and Weekends sections, select the Block access from check box.
  4. In the drop-down list next to the Block access from check box, specify the block start time.
  5. In the to drop-down list, specify the block end time.

    Parental Control blocks the user's access to the computer during the specified time interval.

  6. You can also set up a schedule of computer use by using a table. To view the table, click the ParentalControl_SwitchToTable 2019.png button.

    Parental Control blocks the user's access to the computer by schedule specified in the table.

  7. To set a time limit on total computer use during the day, in the Weekdays and Weekends sections, select the Allow access for no longer than check box and, from the drop-down list next to the check box, select a time interval.

    Parental Control blocks the user's access to the computer when the total computer use during a day exceeds the specified amount of time.

  8. To set up breaks in the user's sessions of computer use, in the Time breaks section, select the Take a break check box and then, from the drop-down lists next to the check box, select values for the frequency of breaks (for example, every hour) and their length (for example, 10 minutes).
  9. Flip the toggle switch in the upper part of the window to Control is enabledComponent enabled.

Parental Control blocks the user's access to the computer in accordance with the new settings.

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