Windows 10: Family Safety - my child has figured out how to Circumvent the Family Safety controls

Discus and support Family Safety - my child has figured out how to Circumvent the Family Safety controls in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; My 10 year old is circumventing the Family Saftey controls altogether. What he does is reboots his laptop and right as soon as his PC is booting up,... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Very Frustrated Parent, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. Family Safety - my child has figured out how to Circumvent the Family Safety controls


    My 10 year old is circumventing the Family Saftey controls altogether. What he does is reboots his laptop and right as soon as his PC is booting up, he is clicking on the applications that I have blocked in Family Safety. By clicking on these icons repeatedly right on boot-up, they are opening and allowing him to use them as of they are not blocked. Evidently, the Family Safety protocols don’t kick in immediately, leaving a split second of time for him to open whichever application he wants. He is then able to use those applications as if they are not blocked unlimited all day.

    Please help!!

    :)
     
    Very Frustrated Parent, Oct 14, 2020
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  2. Family Safety Not Changing

    Hello,

    We regret for the inconvenience. Let me assist you.

    From the description provided, I understand that the screen time usage is inaccurate for the child account/s you are referring to.

    Please follow the below suggested methods and check if it helps to resolve the issue.

    Method 1

    Now, as an initial recommendation, I suggest you to view and check the family settings for the child by signing in to the Microsoft account using a web browser.

    Account security and Online safety.

    https://account.microsoft.com/privacy

    You may change the More security settings under account security and
    family safety settings/Manage permissions for children under Online safety in the above link.

    Method 2

    If it still does not help, I suggest you to remove the child account from your Microsoft Family Safety settings and check if it is the Family Safety feature which is preventing the child account to access Office products.

    Follow the below steps.


    • From a web browser, go to
      http://account.microsoft.com/family
      and sign in with the Microsoft account of an adult in the family.

    • To remove a child, choose Remove at the top of the section labeled
      Select a child to view or edit their settings.
    • Select the person you want to remove from the family
    • Select the Remove button that appears when you've chosen the person to remove.
    Ref: How do I turn off family features?

    Method 3

    • Open the File Explorer, navigate to the location:

      C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Parental Controls
    • Inside the Parental Controls folder, delete all contents including any files and folders.
    • Sign out and then sign in again to re-build the setting data.

    Additionally, I also suggest you to visit to the below link on Family Safety

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/family

    Refer to the section Set limits for your child.

    Also refer to the section 'How can I tell if the Family Safety service is connected to my PC and set up correctly?' in the article provided.

    Family Safety: Frequently Asked Questions

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...uestions/5672f7b2-e3c0-498a-9a6c-c9cab39f68e5

    Please write to us with the updated status related to Family Safety feature, for us to be able to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Oct 14, 2020
    #2
  3. Family Safety - add device to child profile

    Since this is the case and you have ensured the settings are correctly setup in family Safety, we suggest that you sign in using your main account and remove you child's account from Family Safety list. (Refer to the image below for reference.)


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    After completing the steps, attempt to use the email address of your child to login to the computer and see if the same error message still shows up. If the error no longer shows up, we suggest that you attempt to add the account back then to Family safety.

    Regards.
     
    Jordan Dom, Oct 14, 2020
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  4. Family Safety - my child has figured out how to Circumvent the Family Safety controls

    How to prevent child account from switching to Local account on the PC to circumvent Family safety?

    Original Title: Prevent switching to local account

    I have a windows 10 computer with family safety setup. Simply my child is able to circumvent family safety by switching to local account instead of microsoft account.
     
    yassermuslim, Oct 14, 2020
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