Friday, February 11, 2011

To Set Up Parental Controls in Internet Explorer


Internet Explorer 8 comes equipped with some excellent options for restricting access to websites that you might consider unsuitable for minors.

Such websites might include those on the subject of:


• Gambling

• Adult content

• Violent

• File sharing

Setting Up Parental Controls in Internet Explorer

To use Internet Explorer’s Parental Controls, open the browser,  then go to Tools > Internet Options. From here, select the Content tab - in the Content Advisor section, click Enable to open the Content Advisor.

A list of categories is displayed, based on the ICRA3 ratings system, covering things like “Depiction of alcohol use” and “Violence.” Using the slider below the categories, you can specify what users can see. For instance, for the “Language” category, the following four settings are available:

None - No abusive or vulgar terms, no profanity or swearing, no mild expletives in any context

Limited - No abusive or vulgar terms in any context. Profanity, swearing, or mild expletives only in artistic, medical, educational, sports or news context Some Abusive or vulgar terms only in artistic, medical, educational, sports or news context. Crude words, profanity or mild expletives in any context


Unrestricted - Abusive or vulgar terms, profanity, swearing, or mild expletives in any context, although this does not include sexual language, which is described separately make your selections based on what you would allow your children to see, and click to apply the changes

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