Kids these days are so much into gadgets, they play games, watch movies and cartoon shows and use different kind of apps on your phones and PC. You cannot watch them all the time if they are not misusing it. There are prohibited content available on the internet that kids can easily access anytime. To avoid such kind of use with apps and websites you can apply parental control in your Mac book.


Create a user Account with Parental Control

parental control on mac

To apply parental control on Mac you have to create a new user account with parental control.

  • Go to the Apple icon on top left corner of the screen.
  • Tap on System Preferences from the drop don menu.
  • Now click on Parental Control.
  • Choose Create a New Account with Parental Control.
  • Click Continue.
  • System will prompt for Administrative user name and password, enter both.
  • Click Unlock.
  • Choose the age group in new user account window.
  • Enter the name of child you are creating the account for.
  • You have to enter the user name for the account.
  • Then enter the password and verify the password.
  • Enter the password hint in case when you forget the password which could remind you of the password.
  • Now tap on Create User to create account with parental control.

Manage apps in Kids Account

To allow your child to use specific apps and restrict them from others can be managed with parental control. For example you don’t want your kid to access the camera or any other app.

parental control on mac

  • Go to the Apple icon on top left corner of the screen.
  • Tap on System Preferences from the drop don menu.
  • Now click on Parental Control.
  • Click on the Lock in the bottom left corner.
  • Enter administrator user name and password.
  • Now tap Unlock.
  • Select the account with parental control.
  • Select the Apps tab in parental control window.

You can manage the camera either your child can or cannot use it, gaming option, manage email to allow him to send email to restricted people, and manage different apps by selecting Limit applications on mac to let the child use only your selected apps and games.

  • Click on the lock at the bottom of the window to lock the settings.

Manage the Websites

The websites can be restricted with the parental control for your child. You can allow only a bunch of websites to open for your kid or either you want to restrict some of them both can be managed easily by managing through the web tab in parental control.

parental control on mac

  • Go to the Apple icon on top left corner of the screen.
  • Tap on System Preferences from the drop don menu.
  • Now click on Parental Control.
  • Click on the Lock in the bottom left corner.
  • Enter administrator user name and password.
  • Now tap Unlock.
  • Select the account with parental control.
  • Select the Web tab in parental control window.
  • Click Allow unrestricted access to websites if you want them to access all.
  • Click Try to limit access to adult websites and click Customize button. You can add the website which he can access and restrict others.
  • Allow access to only these websites option allows you to add the website which the child can access and he will not be able to access any other website.
  • The log let you know the complete history of websites and apps your child has been using.
  • You can click on Lock to save the changes.