Windows 10: blocking apps and games during school hours

Discus and support blocking apps and games during school hours in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; During the pandemic lockdown I have been exploring different solutions to block my son from playing video games during his online education time. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by phumigator, May 13, 2020.

  1. blocking apps and games during school hours

    During the pandemic lockdown I have been exploring different solutions to block my son from playing video games during his online education time. I thought the microsoft family link would help but can't seem to be able to block a game etc. Minecraft from 8:30-3:30.

    He logs into his laptop with his microsoft account but I can't from the family link how to actually block that game from being played. Doing a search of the community forum this question has been asked many times preCOVID19 for over 4 years at least and so far have not found out if there is a solution. Anyone out there figured if this can be done or if I need to find a 3rd party software?

    phumigator, May 13, 2020

  2. blocking apps


    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps:

    • Log in to using your Microsoft Email account.
    • Find the user that is correspond to the computer account on the Windows that you are having issue with.
    • Click on "App Restrictions".
    • Under App Restrictions, click on "App list".
    • Here, you can Allow or Block the Apps/Games that you want.
    Please let us know if you need further assistance.

    Thank you.
    Divya Murugan, May 13, 2020
  3. AdamM72 Win User
    Microsoft Family restrictions that apply only out of school hours

    I have several children who use their computers for both school work (at school), and home gaming, watching youtube/netflix.

    We want to restrict their home computer time without restricting their school time or access.

    They are at school up to 8 hours on weekdays, and we give them 2 hours at home. The issue we are finding is either:

    1) They only get 2 hours per day total, which blocks their school work, or

    2) They get 10 hours per day but if they don't use the computer at school during the day then their home time is not limited to 2 hours

    Has anyone got thoughts on how to do this?
    AdamM72, May 13, 2020
  4. blocking apps and games during school hours

    Family Safety App Blocking Not Working

    Hi Mike,

    Let's make sure that the apps you mentioned are properly blocked to ensure that your kids will not be able to access it. To do that , follow the steps below:

    • Log in to your Family Safety account.
    • Click App, games & media.
    • Toggle on the Block inappropriate apps and games option.
    • Under Limit apps, games, and media from Store, click the drop-down list to adjust the restriction.
    • In the Blocked apps & games list, check if Google Chrome is included.

    Let us know if your child is still able to do some search even though it's already blocked so we can further assist you.

    Vanessa Yar, May 13, 2020

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