Windows 10: Is there any way to responsibly manage small children in Windows now?

Discus and support Is there any way to responsibly manage small children in Windows now? 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 2, 2019.

  1. Is there any way to responsibly manage small children in Windows now?


    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.

    :)
     
    Mum and DadMarston, Mar 2, 2019
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  2. Jelo Sen Win User

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    Jelo Sen, Mar 2, 2019
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  3. Family Safety weekly report being CC'd to my children

    Hi,

    As the information of Family Safety Report are going to children by default, we would like you to do a refresh on the child account and see if the issue persists.

    To remove/re-add a child account, please follow the steps below:

    1. Sign in to Family Safety using the parent account.

    2. Click Manage list of Family Members.

    3. Select the child account, and then click Remove. Click Remove to confirm.

    Please refer the below link on removal or turn off the family features:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/family-features-remove-uninstall-faq

    After troubleshooting, we would suggest you to add the children account. The reports will not be CC to children.

    The below link will help you to add your children's account:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/monitor-child-device-activity

    For more information on Family Safety Account on Windows 10, please refer to the below link:

    Family Safety: Frequently Asked Questions

    If the issue still persist, we would suggest to write back to us with the results for the above steps provided, we will be happy to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    RiyazurRehman, Mar 2, 2019
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  4. Hapuku Win User

    Is there any way to responsibly manage small children in Windows now?

    adding user accounts for children

    The customer:

    "It is overbearing for Microsoft to require children to either have an e-mail or phone number"

    The (unhelpful technician):

    "I suggest you to follow the steps how to create the child account as below and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows key and select settings.
    • Click on Account and select Family and other users.
    • Then click add someone else to this pc and select add child’s account
    • Enter the child’s email address and click on Next."

    This is becoming such a trend. Please read the details that someone has gone to the trouble of providing so that you can respond HELPFULLY.
     
    Hapuku, Mar 2, 2019
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