What is Family Rules?

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Family Rules is a centrally-managed parental control feature that lets you look after your family's well-being by setting screen time limits, blocking access to undesirable websites and locating lost, stolen or misplaced devices. You can manage Family Rules remotely from the My F-Secure portal. This means that you can make changes and add or remove restrictions on the fly without having to have the managed devices physically with you.

  1. App control

    Manage app access whether to apply time limit, allow or block the use of any particular app. App Control is enabled as part of the Family Rules setup wizard on a child's Android installation.

    App control is currently availble on Android only.

  2. Time limits

    Take control of your children's screen time and manage the time they are allowed to spend online. You can:

    • Set the total browsing time per day
    • Set bedtime or blackout period to prevent device use at a specific time frame***
    • Apply different rule set for weekdays and weekends

    Time limits is available on PC, Mac, Android and iOS.

    Note: *** Bedtime device usage prevention is available for Windows and Mac only. On Android, it prevents only non-system apps, and on iOS it is only for Safe Browser.

  3. Content filtering

    Give your children the freedom to explore the internet without worries. You can prevent access to undesirable websites based on the content categories. On PCs, Family Rules is enabled for each user (Windows user account) separately. On Mac, the content filtering works with an administrative account, but for the other settings, the account permissions need to be changed (see article How to switch account type and take Family Rules into use on macOS). On Android and iOS, content filtering is enabled through the Safe Browser.

    Content filtering is available on PC, Mac, Android and iOS.

  4. Finder
    Locate your child or child's lost stolen or misplaced phone with Finder. Log in to My F-Secure to see the location map.
    • Locate Android and iOS devices even in silent mode.
    • SAFE for Android supports remote device lock and wipe if device has been lost or stolen.

    Finder is currently available on Android and iOS.