How to Set Up Parental Controls on MacBook Air?

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Do you want to keep your children safe when they use their MacBook Air? Parental controls can help you manage their access to websites, , and other content. With the right settings, you can ensure that your children are spending their time online in a safe and secure environment.

The MacBook Air is a popular laptop for both adults and kids. It offers a lightweight design for easy portability, long battery life for extended use, and powerful features for running applications quickly and efficiently. But with this convenience comes risk — if your child is using the unsupervised, they could be exposed to inappropriate content or find themselves in dangerous situations. That's why it's important to set up parental controls on your child's MacBook Air.

Parental controls on the MacBook Air allow you to block specific websites or apps, restrict downloads from the App Store, limit movie ratings and other media types that can be viewed on the device, and even set time limits on how long your child can use their computer each day. To enable parental controls on the MacBook Air:

1. Open System Preferences > Parental Controls
2. Select the account for which you want to enable parental controls
3. Click Enable Parental Controls
4. Choose from a variety of options to customize your settings
5. Click Lock at the bottom of the window when finished

With these settings in place, you can rest assured that your child is safe when using their MacBook Air — and still having fun! To make sure these restrictions are enforced properly, however, it's important to monitor your child's activity regularly so you know what they're doing online — especially if they are young or inexperienced with technology. You may also want to talk with them about online safety so they understand why these rules are in place and how to stay safe while using their device.

By setting up parental controls on your child's MacBook Air, you can help ensure that they stay safe while enjoying all of its great features!

How to Set Up Parental Controls on MacBook Air? 1

Setting Parental Controls on a Macbook Air

Setting parental controls on a Macbook Air is easy. First, click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen and select System Preferences. Next, click the Parental Controls icon. You'll need to enter your password before you can access this setting. Once you've done that, select the account you want to filter using parental controls, then click Enable Parental Controls. From here, you can customize what content is allowed or blocked on your Macbook Air. You can also set time limits for when your child can use their computer and what websites they're allowed to access.

Monitoring a Child's Macbook

To monitor your child's Macbook, you can use the Screen Sharing feature. First, log on as an Administrator on your child's Mac and go to the Sharing preferences. Next, choose Screen Sharing and then select “Allow Access For” Administrators. Then, when using your own Mac, go to the Finder and choose Go: Network to see your child's Mac. Finally, click on Share Screen to view the activity happening on your child's Macbook.

Absence of Parental Controls on Mac Computers

The reason why there are no longer parental controls on your Mac is that Apple has replaced the traditional parental controls available on previous versions of macOS with Screen Time settings as part of their newest desktop operating system, Catalina (10.15). The new Screen Time feature allows parents to manage their children's device usage by setting app limits, and can also be used to block certain content online. Additionally, it gives parents the ability to set a bedtime for their children's devices, which can help ensure that they get adequate rest each night. With the introduction of Screen Time, Apple has made it much easier for parents to keep an eye on their children's online activity and device usage.

Turning Off Parental Controls on Macbook Air

To turn off parental controls on your Macbook Air, first open System Preferences by clicking on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen. Next, select Users & Groups. Then click the lock icon in the lower-left corner and enter your Admin password to unlock the settings. Once you have unlocked the settings, select which account you wish to deactivate parental controls from the left-hand column. Finally, uncheck any boxes that are labeled “Enable parental controls” and click “OK” to save your changes.

Blocking Inappropriate Websites on a Mac

To block inappropriate websites on your Mac, you should first access the Screen Time feature. To do this, go to System Preferences, then select ‘Screen Time'. Once you are in the Screen Time panel, click on the ‘Content & ' section. Here, you will be able to customize what content is blocked and who can access it.

You can choose to block specific websites by clicking on the ‘customize' option in the Content & Privacy section. This will bring up a list of websites that are blocked or unblocked. You can add any website that you would like to block by clicking on the plus sign beneath the ‘restricted' section and entering the URL of the website you would like to block. After adding a website, hit ok and your decision will be finalized.

You can also use parental controls to restrict access to inappropriate websites for specific users on your Mac. To do this, go back into Screen Time and click on ‘Family Sharing' from the left-hand menu bar. Here, you will be able to set age restrictions for certain users as well as limit their access to certain content based on their age group.

By following these steps, you should be able to easily block inappropriate websites from being accessed on your Mac!

Activating Parental Controls

Activating parental controls is a simple process that can help you protect your children from inappropriate content online. To get started, you'll need to download the Family Link app on your device. Once the app is installed, select your child's account and then tap “Controls” followed by “Content Restrictions” and then “ Play”. From here you can choose the type of content you want to filter or restrict access to, such as games, , , and shows. Once you've made your selections, simply hit save, and parental controls will be activated!


In conclusion, Macbook Air parental controls are an effective way to help parents keep their children safe online. By enabling parental controls, parents can prevent their children from accessing inappropriate websites, apps, and content. They can also set time limits for how long their children can be online or on a particular app or website. Additionally, with Screen Time settings in macOS Catalina (10.15), parents can easily monitor their child's activity and set usage limits for apps and websites. Ultimately, Macbook Air parental controls are a great tool for helping parents protect their children while they are online.

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