Windows 10: How to restrict children from downloading apps on the computer?

Discus and support How to restrict children from downloading apps on the computer? in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I am getting really close to replacing Windows with some half-baked Linux distribution. I have small children, and I am insanely frustrated at how... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Mum and DadMarston, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. How to restrict children from downloading apps on the computer?


    I am getting really close to replacing Windows with some half-baked Linux distribution. I have small children, and I am insanely frustrated at how difficult it is to set up a Windows machine in a responsible way for them to use. I have removed Windows Store via Powershell, but it seems this doesn't prevent them from searching and installing apps from the search bar.


    I want to be able to give my children access to a walled-garden of Internet content and nothing else, but this seems impossible. And now Microsoft wants me to register a credit card with them to authenticate my children's accounts?? I was uncomfortable enough when I was required to give them an email address!! They are only 8 & 5. Are Microsoft trying to make the world reconfigure their way of life to fit Microsoft system limitations?


    Am I missing some fundamental benefits that someone can explain to me? I want my children to learn from access to a computer, not just sit and consume games.



    ***Modified title from: Is there any way to responsibly manage small children in Windows now?***

    :)
     
    Mum and DadMarston, Mar 3, 2019
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    Ive been tasked with preventing the children from accessing instagram. I've got it listed in my windows hosts file and internet options/security/restricted site but the windows 10 app is still allowing access. Any suggestions other then deleting app which can just be reinstalled?
     
    FrostyWinnipeg, Mar 3, 2019
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    Hi,

    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 Microsoft account | Your family 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, Mar 3, 2019
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  4. How to restrict children from downloading apps on the computer?

    Disable individual Windows Store apps.

    Ive been tasked with preventing the children from accessing instagram. I've got it listed in my windows hosts file and internet options/security/restricted site but the windows 10 app is still allowing access. Any suggestions other then deleting app which
    can just be reinstalled?
     
    FrostyWinnipeg, Mar 3, 2019
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