Parental Control handling time limit - Windows 10

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Parental Control handling time limit - Windows 10

Hi,

 

I'm using F-Secure SAFE Parental Control for my 9 year old son on Windows 10 Pro. He has his own local account (no administration rights). I have configured Parantal Control with a time limit for him. We have two problems:

 

1. My son wants to check the current usage of his time limit. Is there any possibility for him to check his usage - something like a countdown?

2. Can he interrupt his session without log off? We see that the time limit function even continues counting when he locks the session (Windows+L). So he has to close the actual game or youtube session and has to logoff for every break.

 

Thanks for your replies

 

F Secure SAFE Version 17.7

Windows 10 Pro 1903

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Re: Parental Control handling time limit - Windows 10

Hello,

 

Sorry for my reply. I am only an F-Secure user (their home solutions).

1. My son wants to check the current usage of his time limit. Is there any possibility for him to check his usage - something like a countdown?

It should be possible to do with steps like:

-> to open F-Secure SAFE main user interface (doubleclick for desktop logo OR click for tray-picture).

-> then to switch "tab" (left-panel) from "AV" to "Parental Control" (or can be called as "Family Rules").

-> there should be visible how many minutes are still available.

 

In addition, last ten minutes (five minutes and one minute) are comes with reminder about it. Where also ability to extend time limits (max to one hour) on-the-go. Administrator rights are required for that.

 

Can he interrupt his session without log off? We see that the time limit function even continues counting when he locks the session (Windows+L). So he has to close the actual game or youtube session and has to logoff for every break.

Probably it is a limitation. But I am not sure about it. Good if F-Secure team will confirm about such a state. Whether "locked  session" should counted or not.

 

Thanks!

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Superuser

Re: Parental Control handling time limit - Windows 10

Hello,

 

Sorry for my reply. I am only an F-Secure user (their home solutions).

1. My son wants to check the current usage of his time limit. Is there any possibility for him to check his usage - something like a countdown?

It should be possible to do with steps like:

-> to open F-Secure SAFE main user interface (doubleclick for desktop logo OR click for tray-picture).

-> then to switch "tab" (left-panel) from "AV" to "Parental Control" (or can be called as "Family Rules").

-> there should be visible how many minutes are still available.

 

In addition, last ten minutes (five minutes and one minute) are comes with reminder about it. Where also ability to extend time limits (max to one hour) on-the-go. Administrator rights are required for that.

 

Can he interrupt his session without log off? We see that the time limit function even continues counting when he locks the session (Windows+L). So he has to close the actual game or youtube session and has to logoff for every break.

Probably it is a limitation. But I am not sure about it. Good if F-Secure team will confirm about such a state. Whether "locked  session" should counted or not.

 

Thanks!

Scholar

Re: Parental Control handling time limit - Windows 10

Thank you for explanation of the SAFE main user interface. That helps al lot. Since yesterday my sun is watching his usage and so he will be not surprised if the "10" oder "5" minutes warning appear.

 

By the way: in some cases the warning will not appear in full screen gaming mode. I will try to configure the message center of Windows 10 in another way.

 

Best regards

Aspirant

Re: Parental Control handling time limit - Windows 10

That's nice. The parental controls of F secure are quite good.