macOS Sierra: Web pane of Parental Controls System Preferences

Web pane of Parental Controls System Preferences

Use the Web pane of Parental Controls System Preferences to help prevent children from viewing inappropriate content on the Internet when they are using Safari. Parental controls can try to block known adult websites and filter other inappropriate content. However, it isn’t always possible to determine the suitability of information on the web.

To view these preferences, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Parental Controls, click the lock icon to unlock it, then enter an administrator name and password. Select a user, then click Web.

Allow unrestricted access to websites

Safari can access all Internet content.

Try to limit access to adult websites

Safari tries to filter inappropriate Internet content.

Customize

If you select “Try to limit access to adult websites” above, click Customize to allow or block access to specific websites.

To always allow a specific website, click the Add button under the “Always allow these websites” list, then enter the URL of the website.

To never allow a specific website, click the Add button under the “Never allow these websites” list, then enter the URL of the website.

To remove a website from the list, select it, then click the Remove button . You can select multiple items in the list.

Allow access to only these websites

Allow Safari to access only specific websites.

To add a website, click the Add button , choose Add Bookmark from the pop-up menu, then type a bookmark name and webpage address.

To add a bookmark folder, click the Add button , choose Add Folder from the pop-up menu, then type a name for the folder.

To remove an item, select it, then click Remove button .

Logs

Monitor a child’s use of the Mac. Click Logs to get information on the child’s app and Internet activities. For more information, see Monitor children’s computer usage.

Published Date: Mar 28, 2017
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