To monitor your children’s online activity, you need to install and set up the Family Safety Filter on each computer they use.
If you have Windows 7, Family Safety might already be installed on your computer. To set it up, click the Start button , click All Programs, click Windows Live, and then click Windows Live Family Safety .
Enter the email address and password of the parent you want to be the primary parent, and then click Sign in.
To set up the Family Safety Filter and to use the Family Safety website, you’ll need a Microsoft account. If you don’t have a Microsoft account, click Sign up. (A Microsoft account is an email address you use, along with your password, to sign in to Microsoft services such as Outlook.com and Xbox LIVE.)
When you set up Family Safety for the first time, you’ll be asked to sign in with a parent’s Microsoft account. This parent will be the primary parent in Family Safety, and is the only family member who can remove the family from Family Safety. Be sure to use the Microsoft account of the parent you want to be the primary parent because you won’t be able to change it later.
Select the check box next to the account of each family member you want to monitor on that computer, and then click Next or Save.
If you want to monitor someone who doesn’t have an account, click Create a new Windows account , enter their name, and then click Create account.
Family Safety works best when every member of your family has their own user account and safety settings. If everyone in your family uses the same user account, you’ll all use the same Family Safety settings and you won’t be able to get reports of which website each child is looking at. To make sure all of your kids have their own settings, add a user account for each person.
If you have guest accounts on your computer, you should turn them off because kids can also use them to bypass safety settings. For more information, see Turn the guest account on or off.