How to Configure Parental Controls in Windows 8


In this tutorial, we will introduce you to one of the features of windows 8 operating system Parental control. This control has the ability to make your system more secure, through this control, we applied such limits on our computer. Suppose you want to block some sites which could be harmful and not suitable for your children you can do this through it. Another one you can fix a time interval for login user and after this duration time user automatically logs out. You can also restrict the games, so according to your children age to permit and restrict those games which have violence and other explicit content. Instead of games and web site you can also block/allow particular applications.  
Step 1
Click on Start and open the metro apps screen, now click on search from the right corner of the screen.
Step 2
New window will be open select setting tab and type parental control 0n search box, parental control icons will appear on the left side of the screen.
Step 3
Now a new window will be open, then you will select the user for which you want to use parental control.
Step 4
In the new window select the radio button to enable parental control.
These are the main steps to enable Parental Control in Windows 8. Now we are left with three major steps in configuring Parental Controls in Windows 8.
The main three steps are:
  • Time limits
  • Games
  • Allow and block specific programs

Time Limits

Through this, you can allocate your system for a fix interval time to use it and rest time to restrict for use. Click on the OK button to go for the next window.
In this window, you can set the time interval according to your need, after setting the setting click on OK button to save your setting.


In the in-game section, you have the power to block games or set ratings of games and block games according to rating. For your child that game you want to allow for them.
As you click on the checkboxes game rating set according to it and on a specified rating game will be blocked.
You have the ability to block games before install using the setting of parental control. set all settings to click on the OK button.

Allow and Block Specific Programs

In this section, you can allow and block programs like games. There is two option you can allow to all program for use or restrict someone. Select the radio button.
Click on the OK button.
After some time list of all program will appear, select the program which you want to restrict for your child, click on the OK button.


In this article, we learned about How to Configure Parental Controls in Windows 8.