Setting Up Personal Profiles
With everyone sharing the desktop, your work is at risk. You could have downloaded a spreadsheet containing employee personal identification information. That represents a compliance risk if another user inadvertently accesses the document.
Or you could lose hours of work. Someone else might drag that project you’ve been working on to the trash with a school assignment rubric.
Our IT experts can set up different account profiles for each user. Doing this not only helps to secure your work from home, but can also add protection for your kids.
The immediate appeal is personalizing the desktop for the individual user. Your kids can pick their own home screen backdrops and menu bars. You might not need access to TikTok, but your teen is thrilled to have it right there on the desktop. For smaller children, you can make icons and text bigger. Set up narration to give yourself a break from the umpteenth reading of Goodnight Moon.
For parents, security advantages of the profiles include being able to set up the following:
enables you to set rules to screen incoming Web pages. This can help avoid children seeing explicit content or accessing a malicious site. You might also limit Web browsing to particular sites.
can ban kids from buying and downloading certain apps or making in-app purchases. For older kids you could require parental permission first.
You can set up
Screen time limits
for particular sites (e.g. Netflix or YouTube) or allow young people to access online content only at certain hours of the day.
allow you to filter mature content from search results. These also filter what apps, games, and media the young user can view or buy.
Individual profiles also make it easier for parents to track online activity and computer use. We can even set it up for you to receive reports on Web browsing and application use.