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McAfee® Parental Controls

McAfee Parental Controls software offers reliable protection for your children while they browse the web, so that you can have peace of mind.

This protection feature might not be turned on, installed, or included in your McAfee software. To learn about the protection features included in your McAfee suite, read Understanding your protection features.
Parental Controls features
Setting up Parental Controls
Before you can protect your children, you must create an administrator. The administrator is responsible for choosing protection settings for each child in the household, and for creating a password. To create an administrator password, you must log in to Windows using an Administrator or Limited user account. Protection settings let you decide what your child can see and do on the web, and the password ensures that only you can make changes to those settings. To change a setting, you must first enter the administrator password. After you protect a child with Parental Controls, you can change or remove the user's protection settings at any time.
Assigning an age group
Parental Controls blocks or allows websites based on the age group a child belongs to. This lets you block or allow certain websites for specific users in your home, based on the type of content the websites contain. These types of content are called content categories.
Using safe searching
Some search engines, like Google, Microsoft Bing, and Yahoo!, offer safe searching — a setting that stops potentially inappropriate content or links from showing up in a user's list of search results. These search engines usually let you choose how restrictive you want the safe searching filter to be, but also let you or any other user turn off safe searching at any time. With Parental Controls, safe searching is turned on by default for every user.
Allowing and blocking websites
If you want your child to be able to see a specific website, you can add its web address to the filter list and set the permission level to Allow. If you don't want your child to see a specific website, you can add its web address to the filter list and set the permission level to Block.
Limiting time spent on the web
By default, all users can browse the web whenever they want. If you're worried that your child is spending too much time browsing the web, you can control access and set time limits. The web browsing schedule lets you limit the days and times that your child can browse the web. You can even restrict web browsing entirely for a user. This way, you can control the time that any user spends browsing the web.