How to Set Up Parental Controls With Windows XP

Written by kefa olang
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Set Up Parental Controls With Windows XP
(Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Windows XP includes Content Advisor—a parental control feature that enables you to set limitations on the content users have access to on the Internet and on media players. With the vast amount of pornography, drugs, dangerous chatrooms and other adult material on the Internet, it is important to protect children by monitoring what they have access to. Configure Content Advisor and take control of what your children view on the computer.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Click the Windows "Start" menu and click the "Control Panel."

  2. 2

    Double click "Internet Options" and click the "Content" tab. Click the "Enable" button under "Content Advisor" to launch the Windows XP parental controls.

  3. 3

    Click the "Ratings" tab and select the category you want to block content from. For example, select "Nudity." Drag the slider left or right to specify what users are allowed to view.

  4. 4

    Click the "General" tab and click "Create password." Type an administrator password, then type it again to confirm. Type a password hint and click "OK."

  5. 5

    Click the "Approved Sites" tab and type the URL addresses of the websites you want to block and the ones you want to approve in the appropriate areas.

  6. 6

    Click "OK" to save the changes, then click "OK" to close "Internet Options."

Don't Miss

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.