Thursday, February 01, 2007

How to Keep Your Kids From Accessing Your Information

Here’s a simple way to protect your kids and keep them from accessing any information you have on your computer.

You can create a second 'user name' for your child.

You must do two things for this to work. You must pass code your user account, and you must NOT make your child's user account an "administrator".

This way your child cannot sign in under your user name unless he/she types your password.

Now he/she will not have access to your web browsing history, but your child can still access any documents you have saved on the computer. In order to prevent that from happening, you need to go into "My Computer", then right click on the folder for "your documents". Then go down to "Sharing and Security". Click the "Make this folder private" box.

Now your child will have to sign in under your "user name" to access any documents you have saved. Since you have now pass coded your user name, he/she will not be able to do this.