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Questions tagged [parental-controls]

Use this tag for questions about ways parents can control devices, including limiting age inappropriate content, controlling the usage of devices and tracking the location and activity of devices.

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Return User To Admin Users and Undo Parental Controls

For a while, I had only one user, say, User1, on my Mac's High Sierra. Then there arose a need to have some parental controls. To do that I created a new user, say, User2 and made it an admin while ...
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Can I control which device a parent controls request is sent to?

My son has an iPhone, I don't. I use a Mac and an iPad. We have parental controls set such that any new app he wants to install on his iPhone requires me to approve it. When he requests permission to ...
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Parental control does not work properly [closed]

Can someone tell me if there is a way to fix parental control erratic behavior, it simply does not follow instructions on apps allowed or blocked, time schedule, add printers, etc. Thanks.
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How do I remove websites from the Limit Adult Websites > Always Allow list in iOS 12

I have added a website to the 'Always Allow' list in iOS 12 restrictions, but there doesn't seem to be any way to remove it from the list once it has been added. Can anyone help?
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Administrator user can't visit pages in Safari as they are not approved in Parental Controls

I experience troubles regarding accessing some websites with Safari from the local network or outside. The error says: Ooops! You can’t even see pages on this website. You can’t see the page “https://...
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Parental Controls always asks permission when browsing websites

I don't want to add some websites, but Parental Controls always asks permission when browsing them. Are there any solution to fix this issue? How can I just block them? Many thanks.
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Allowing subdomains through restrictions iPad 6th gen

I am trying to restrict access to websites on an iPad, but the domain that I wish to allow has embedded youtube videos that will not work. Is there a way to allow only the embedded videos to work, and ...
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Time limits on specific apps in macOS High Sierra

In macOS High Sierra v 10.13.4, I can do the following in Parental Controls: Entirely disallow the use of specific apps in the Apps tab's Limit Applications on this Mac option. Limit the entire use ...
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Is it possible to disable ending specific processes in Activity Monitor?

I use FocusMe for productivity reasons and such. The software works quite well, especially since my roommate agreed to create and safeguard a password. But, in order to prevent the program from ...
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Is it possible to manage Parental Controls on Mobile Accounts at all?

I am using macOS Sierra on clients and macOS Sierra with Server 5.3.1 on my server. I need to set Parental Controls for a user (or group of). I have created a special Group of users in Server.app, ...
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Is it possible to setup user/device management without enrolling in a paid Apple program?

I am using macOS server and a couple of macOS and iOS devices. I want to start managing settings centrally with Profile Manager (e.g. mail settings, VPN settings, parental controls) but I have gotten ...
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MacBook Pro 13" OSX 10.12.6 won't control Minecraft access with Parental Control

I don't want my son to use Minecraft until after he has finished his homework. Even after applying Parental Controls (Minecraft DOESN'T show up in the list of "Allowed" applications), he can still run ...
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Greyed out ‘Get’ buttons to download for apps

There is this specific apps that I can't download on the App Store and they have this 17+ rating. Now hear me out first, I have the restrictions disabled and what's odd is when I enable it and look ...
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Block Specific Apps on macOS

Is there a way to block a list of specific apps on macOS? I have looked up solutions such as Cisdem, but there are some holes in the way it works that I don't like. Unless you also block Activity ...
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How do I edit Parental Controls for allowed web sites in macOS?

We have our family computer (currently running OS X 10.12.6) set up so the kids can only access whitelisted sites. That is, under System Preferences -> Parental Controls -> Web we have selected "...
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How do I restrict a novice user from installing configuration profiles on their devices?

I noticed some novice users installed some spam configuration profiles which installed some email inboxes on their iOS devices such as 'Daily Bible Verse' or 'WEATHER ALERTS' with a email address ...
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Allowing specific websites/apps at specific times?

I've noticed, like many people I suppose, that I tend to get drawn into Facebook/Twitter/Email/News constantly, and once drawn in will often spend an hour or more wasting time in these apps. I've ...
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AT&T iPhone Parental Controls

2 kids with iPhones... Parent wants to setup controls. The two things I've seen are SL (SmartLimits) for AT&T PC (Parental Controls) on the iPhone. Using SL would limit Time, Numbers, Data, ...
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Guided access equivalent for macOS

I have written a desktop application that I would like to install onto my clients machine and then lock down so that the user cannot leave that application (Exactly the same as guided access for iOS). ...
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Enabling parental controls breaks the timely transfer of HTTP response with chunked transfer encoding

It seems that enabling parental controls—even with no restriction on what can be viewed on the web—has adverse effects. Specifically, it seems to fire up some kind of local HTTP proxy that filters ...
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How to block OS X to run only one application

We need to have two machines for exams with no access to any other application other than Microsoft Word. Is there any easy way how to achieve this? Preferred free solution if possible. Before you ...
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administrator account with parental control?

what is the use of having a parental control on and administrator account? I have a mac where a 12 years old girl is using, she can do what ever she like (install apps, chat, etc) but want to have ...
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iPad - how can I limit access to only specific apps?

I want to restrict access on an iPad so it is only able to run specific apps (in this case, a folder of children's apps) and prohibit access to things like Settings, Gmail, full YouTube, etc. It's ...
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Will OSX Server coordinate parental controls time limits across machines?

I have kids with set daily time limits via Parental Controls (e.g. they can only use the computer for 2 hours a day during the week between certain times). At the moment, they have separate accounts ...
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Can wildcards be used in the website whitelist/blacklist in macOS Parental Controls?

In the Web section of Parental Controls in System Preferences in macOS, under Customize, can wildcards be used under "Always allow these websites" and "Never allow these websites"? For example, if I ...
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How can I restrict data use on an iPhone?

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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ....
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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/...
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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 ...
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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....
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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]: ...
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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)
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 (...