The tag has no usage guidance, but it has a tag wiki.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
29 views

Help! Child issue

I need to know if there is an app for iPhone 5 that would control the data (or lock it down entirely)? Also need to control who is called and what callers can be received.
4
votes
1answer
405 views

Cannot save changes made to Parental Controls profile

I have Parental Controls for one of the users on my Mac. It only allows web access to a list of websites and blocks all others. Recently, however, it has been switched to "Try to limit access to adult ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Parental Controls preventing access to legit sites

For my kid's account on OSX El Capitan, I've turned on Parental Controls, with the Web settings to "Try to limit access to adult websites". This causes non-adult websites to fail to load. For ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Format of .data binary files for parental control logs?

Looking through the parental control logs on the path "/Library/Application Support/Apple/ParentalControls/Users/max/<year>/<month>/", I am finding a bunch of files with the extension ....
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Time control for specific applications on OS X

Is there a simple way to limit the use of a specific application to a certain amount of time (for instance one hour per day)? To be more specific, I use a Macbook with OS X 10.10, on which there are ...
4
votes
1answer
59 views

Any way to log off or close apps when time limits run out

My kids use Steam to play games on the Mac. Each kid gets half an hour through parental controls time limit feature. However, it just locks their account and leaves the apps running. Steam can only ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Can't disable only system preferences using parental controls

I'm trying to disable system preferences for my guest account (running El Capitan). Enabled parental controls for Guest and unticked only System Preferences to make it "not allowed". However, when ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Enable Parental Controls but allow Google Drive and game playing

I am administering the laptops of 2 of a friends's boys (13 and 15, so ...). I have put Parental Controls in place but this is playing havoc with Google Drive and Steam, possibly also Minecraft but ...
0
votes
2answers
45 views

How do I block a website on my iPhone 5?

Like how you put 127.0.0.1 example.com in the hosts file on a real computer.
5
votes
2answers
405 views

Allow access to www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies, but not www.bbc.co.uk

I'm using OS X Parental Controls to limit what my son can do on our Mac. He has his own user account, managed by the Parental Controls. Under Website Restrictions, I've chosen "Allow access to only ...
2
votes
1answer
86 views

How to debug child's El Capitan login hanging?

My son has an account on our 2013 Mac mini running El Capitan, guarded by Parental Controls. Every few days or so, he has a login failure that causes his login to hang on exactly the second attempt. ...
6
votes
2answers
3k views

How to disable the “Your computer time is almost up.” dialog?

When parental controls are enabled and computer time setting is set, the controlled user will be shown a dialog 15, 5 and 1 minute(s) before the time is up: An admin user can add more computer time ...
1
vote
2answers
55 views

Set time restrictions for certain websites even on admin

Is there a way to set time restrictions per day on certain websites like YouTube on my own admin account? (preferably free) I tried the application SelfControl , but there aren't many options, and I ...
3
votes
1answer
167 views

Preventing 13-year-old from downloading apps previously downloaded

My 13-year-old had an Apple ID before family sharing was available. In the span of a few days he had downloaded a bunch of messaging apps on his iPhone that we, the parents, do not approve of. We ...
2
votes
3answers
4k views

Restrictions Password/Passcode

My dad put restrictions on my phone. He put it for many things that he didnt even know about. For example, downloading and deleting apps and Safari. So now that I want to do different things on my ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

How are Parental Restrictions Implemented?

I'm going to be repurposing my laptop as a media center in the near future and I was planning on using a non-admin account for day-to-day usage. I was thinking of enabling parental controls so I can ...
4
votes
2answers
43 views

Allowing sudo privileges, but not access to sites

Is it possible to make it so a user can use the sudo command in terminal, but not have access to sites other then those allowed through parental controls, without a third party system?
0
votes
1answer
187 views

Parental controls and dock modification

I have created a user for my roommate on my mac. I gave her restricted access using Parental Controls. However, now I am testing out this user, I notice "Prevent the Dock from being modified" under ...
1
vote
0answers
347 views

Son is bypassing parental controls

I have set weekday time limits & bedtime under parental controls, but my son and his friends have figured out how to bypass them. When he gets a notification that he has x time remaining, I have ...
1
vote
0answers
115 views

webfilterproxyd flooding system.log with HTML content

I happened to look at my system.log today and I discovered that it is full of what appears to be full HTML pages, put there by webfilterproxyd. Here is an example of what I mean: $ head /var/log/...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Plain text export of Allow Only websites

I have a 10.10 Yosemite, recently bought a Blocksi router, and am in the process of migrating the settings from OSX parental controls to Blocksi. Is there a way to export the Allow Only list (i.e. ...
2
votes
1answer
35k views

iPhone 4S: how to set up multiple phone numbers under text messages send/receive option

Under settings text messages send/receive I had 3 phone numbers listed - mine and my children. I am not sure how this setup occurred although they have iPhones that use and are associated ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

dis-allow delete text messages

Is it possible to remove my son's ability to delete text messages? We would like to be able to monitor his conversations without his being able to simply delete them. Any help??
3
votes
3answers
3k views

Parental Controls Through Terminal

I have it setup so that my son only has 1 hour of computer use per day. He commonly needs extensions, and I think the only solution to do it while I am away is through terminal. Is there a way to ...
1
vote
0answers
99 views

Device enrolment Program to implement parental Control IOS

I recently asked a question if its possible to implement Parental control in IOS And ended up, it can be feasible using Device enrolment program in IOS. The device enrolment profile will be installed ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

How to mail Parental Control Logs?

is there any way by which we can send "Parental Control" logs via email?
0
votes
0answers
233 views

How do I whitelist a domain in iOS restrictions web filter?

Turning on iOS restrictions (Settings - General - Restrictions) and the web filter inside (probably "Websites - Restrict adult content" or something similar in English), I tried whitelisting wikipedia....
0
votes
1answer
84 views

Where does OS X get defaults from in Guest User Web access Parental Controls?

I did not put these here, I don't know where they came from. WHOIS by IP seems to indicate they are from Amsterdam? (149.154.175.50 copy-pastable for anyone who wants to check)
0
votes
1answer
299 views

Cannot open Parental Controls preference pane in Yosemite

I cannot open the Parental Controls preference pane in OS X Yosemite. It just gives me: "Preferences Error. Could not load preference pane." Here are the console logs I got: System Preferences[609]: ...
5
votes
1answer
177 views

How to let Xcode build apps and use playgrounds when parental control is enabled

I would like to know how to let Xcode build apps and use playgrounds when parental control is enabled. In fact app restriction is enabled, but even if Xcode is authorised it asks for authorisation ...
4
votes
2answers
44k views

How do I set it up so when my child uses iMessage I can see the messages?

My daughter has an iPod and I have an iPad. We both have separate Apple IDs. How can I see her text message history on my iPad along with my own message history? If I change the Apple ID on my iPad ...
0
votes
1answer
379 views

What is the best way to limit the time of use of iPad 4?

I have iPad 4 with iOS 8.2. Also, I have a child. I want to set some time limit (per day) of use of iPad for my child. Also, I want to have some profiles or something like that. Other words, I want ...
1
vote
0answers
241 views

Mac as a kiosk: How to effectively whitelist apps with Parental Controls?

I have various Mac Minis that I use as kiosks. I set them up to have an admin account and a user account managed with Parental Controls, which the machine auto-logs into and runs my native app full ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

How do I toggle parental controls on a cluster from the instructor's machine?

I have a cluster of computers used for teaching. I have parental controls turned on which prohibit the kids from playing Minecraft without an admin password. We use Minecraft in some of our ...
1
vote
1answer
63 views

Disable Application During Class

I'm teaching a class on Sunday and my wonderful but occasionally rebellious students love to quietly play Minecraft during class. Is there a way I can disable the Minecraft application during class ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

Implement feature not available in Parental Controls?

I would like to use (or write) a timer that I can setup to use with my kids on Mac OS X (Yosemite). The functionality which I would like, which I haven't found off the shelf is: Set the timer for a ...
0
votes
0answers
111 views

Quickly disable internet browsing on iOS device for parental control

Whenever I hand the iPad off to one of my kids, I would like to quickly disable or limit internet browsing on the iPad, not necessarily internet altogether, but anything that can be accessed via ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

Why doesn't giving kids more time work?

So my child ran out of their alloted time on the computer today, so I went and gave them 4 more hours. This is the parental controls where you select how much time to add, and you add your own (...
0
votes
0answers
750 views

Parental control popups are constantly showing

So I have account on my iMac (Maverics OS) for children and parental controls are extremely unusable. 1. I created account and did set up whole account and applications 2. child logs in 3. child does ...
0
votes
1answer
131 views

Share Desktop folders between admin and managed accounts?

I'm thinking of trying to minimize distractions while doing homework by locking myself in an account managed by self-inflicted parental controls. My problem is, I don't want to not have access to my ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Get back guest user osx 10.10.1

I upgraded to 10.10.1 and now I can only reboot to Safari mode and enable parental controls on guest user is greyed. Does anyone know how to get the real guest user account back?
1
vote
2answers
9k views

Am I being monitored?

I have a few questions to ask regarding the parental controls. I have a MacBook Pro OS X version 10.9.4. and it was bought by my ex to help me with my medical schooling. We’re no longer together. ...
0
votes
1answer
156 views

Parental Controls with FaceTime app does not work properly on iPad Air

We have a problem about the FaceTime app and Parental Controls on our iPad Air. Even after we disabled the FaceTime app by Parental Controls, our iPad Air(Wi-Fi model) tries to connect to the ...
1
vote
0answers
162 views

How can I prevent Parental Controls from repeatedly popping up?

Problems I have are following with parental controls (on children account): If I limit applications, some applications that run on startup are constantly popping up, it does not matter if I click ok ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

How to restrict changing desktop wallpaper?

We have Macbook Airs running 10.8.1. These are exposed to students in a k-12 setting. I'd like to restrict their ability to change the wallpaper of the desktop. Is there a setting to configure?
2
votes
1answer
229 views

Prevent calls from being made on iPhone

My daughter of 18 months loves to play with my iPhone. I'm okay with her randomly rearranging the home screen, resetting highscores and such, but now she's discovered how to make calls from the ...
5
votes
1answer
454 views

Parental Controls not restrict Terminal Commands?

I have a Parental Controls limit on my child so I have to type in my password when they open a new application. I have recently discovered a problem though. They have tried programming in terminal. ...
2
votes
1answer
181 views

Parental Controls Always Allow does not work for Avid Media Composer

I've enabled Parental Controls on a new Nov 2012 iMac being used in a school for public access (OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion) and have restricted the applications this account can use. Everything works ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

How to block Angry Birds Toons movies in iOS App (like Angry Brids Go)

Angry Birds Go comes with a menu item where you can watch Angry Birds Toons and other movies. Is it possible to block these movies (as a "parental control")? For example: Is the server serving the ...