Limiting my 9 year old on the computer (2 hours per day)

Posted on 2012-09-13
Last Modified: 2013-11-12

My 9 year old has his own login on my Windows 7 PC.

I am looking for a very simple tool that will restrict him to 2 hours (or similar) access per day.  I do NOT need to restrict which sites he visits or other sophistication.

I found one or two such tools on the internet but they did not seem to work.

Any thoughts??
Question by:Patrick O'Dea
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    Expert Comment

    From the actual computer of just the internet?

    If it's just internet you can try K9 web Protection

    If it's the actual computer, is it Mac or PC?  What version of OSX or Windows?
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    Expert Comment

    I've heard good things about this program:

    Hope this helps.
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    Expert Comment

    I used Norton Online Family for this exact reason, if not my 9 year old daughter would stay on the computer all day and night.

    The best thing about this software is it's free if your a Comcast / Xfinity customer.  It also blocks websites according to your own settings.
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    Accepted Solution

    If it's Windows Vista you can try

    or if its Windows 7 you can try -

    Both are built-in to Windows and are free.
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    Assisted Solution

    by:Paul Sauvé
    Please remember that in order to use parental controls under Windows 7, it will apply ONLY to your 9 year old's account and that the account is a set up as a Standard User. The Admin account that you use to set it up must be password protected, or anyone can modify the parental controls.
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    Assisted Solution

    Until you decide what program to use and test, you may set up Win7 Parental Control to let your child only between set-up hours by you.
    You may agree with your child for 2 specific hours on day for the moment.

    You may tell your child about Bill Gates child (10 years old) - 45 min per day only:,2933,253360,00.html
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    Assisted Solution

    If you want to spent 15-30$ for such software then first download a free trial version and if you are happy with it then you pay for full version.

    Here are some examples:

    Or a free one:
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    Expert Comment

    Windows Live Family Safety allows you to set time limits & can monitor site traffic too.

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    by:Patrick O'Dea
    Thanks All!

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