Family Safety Tools for Windows from Microsoft

Microsoft has several tools like the Windows Live Family Safety and Windows 7 & Vista Parental Controls, to help you and your family have safe, secure online experiences.

To compare some of these tools & their available features, please consult the chart above.

For more information about these products, visit their respective Web sites. Get more details at Microsoft Online Safety.

Windows 8 is not just making PC easier to use, more interactive and social but it’s the most secure and safe computer operating system ever made.  Family Safety in Windows 8 is a perfect example of Microsoft’s seriousness about the security and safety of its users. With Family Safety in Windows 8, the monitoring of child and other Standard user accounts is like never before. You can now get more detailed reports about the user activities and have more control over the user account.

With Windows Live Family Safety filters which you can download for free, you can choose websites, games, and programs your children can access. You can even set time periods when they can use the computer.

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