Windows 8 Release Preview will include parental control features

We already know that Microsoft has marked the month June for the launching of Windows 8 Release Preview. In preparation for that, Microsoft has been highlighting the nifty features of its next generation operating system. Today, Microsoft has revealed a new parental control feature that will be included in the upcoming build. Microsoft said that Windows 8 will now allow parents to monitor what their kids are doing online, no matter where they use their PCs.  Known as Family Safety, the feature is easy to set-up. All you have to do, according to Microsoft, is to create a Windows user account for each child after which you’ll check the box to turn on the Family Safety feature.

Once it’s setup, you’ll then receive weekly reports via email which will include information about how much time your child spends online each day, as well as details on recent web searches, websites they visit most often, and the games they play. The Family Safety feature will also enable parents to set time limits to restrict kids from spending too much time online. It also features advanced tools such as web filtering and restrictions for applications and games based on their age ratings. Microsoft said that the Family Safety feature will be available in the Release Preview next month.

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