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How to set up & use Parental Controls in Mac OS X El Capitan

Lucy Hattersley | June 23, 2016
Parental Controls can help you keep an eye on your child's computer activity. Here's how to make a Mac child-friendly and protect your kids online

Set time limits in Mac OS X Parental Controls

How to use Parental Controls: Other options

To finish up, here's three handy, simple Parental Controls options you should consider. They're all under the Other tab.

Restrict explicit language in Dictionary is activated by default.

Prevent the Dock from being modified is useful primarily for its ability to prevent meddling: we all know how easy it is to accidentally pull an app off the dock without realising it. Changing the dock on one account doesn't affect the dock in others, of course, but it's annoying trying to find an app that previously sat in the dock when showing your child how to do something in their account.

Also consider Use Simple Finder, which makes Mac OS X a lot easier to use for young children.

How to set up Parental Controls on Mac: Other options

Source: Macworld 


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