What is Family Rules?
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. You can manage Family Rules remotely from the My F-Secure portal. This means that you can make changes, add or remove restrictions on the fly without having to have the managed devices physically with you.
Family Rules includes the following:
This helps take control of your children's screen time and manage the time they are allowed to spend online. You can do the following:
- 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 all the supported platforms, so 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.
This gives 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 all the supported platforms, so PC, Mac, Android and iOS.