The first time you use Parental Controls, it will ask if you have set up Windows User Accounts on your computer. Having separate accounts for your children can help you configure different rules for them. Otherwise, same rules applies to everyone using the computer.


Parental Controls can be a helpful tool in minimizing senior family members' exposure to online dangers. With Trend Micro Security installed on their device, simply adjust the Age setting to "Custom" to activate the protection.In addition, educating them on safe online habits can also help them stay protected while using the internet.

Check out this video for Parental Controls tips and tricks.

Or follow these step-by-step instructions below:

  1. Open Trend Micro, then click Family.

    Click Family Tab in Trend Micro

  2. Click Configure beside Parental Controls.

    Click Configure

    If an Introduction window appears, click OK to proceed.
    Put a check beside Don’t show this introduction again to prevent seeing this everytime you configure Parental Controls.

  3. Set a program password, then click Create.

    Create your password

  4. Click Next to start setting it up:

    Set up protection for your family

  5. Website Filter Rules: Put a check beside Enable website filter rules to block untested websites, block search engines or enable Image Filtering.

    Enable website filter rules

  6. Choose the age group the filters below will apply in the Select an age dropdown.
    Pick Custom to personalize what website categories your child cannot visit.

    Select an age

  7. Time Limits: Put a check beside Enable time limits to schedule your kid's time on your computer.

    You can set a detailed daily schedule or a simple schedule for weekdays and weekends.

    Click on the specific boxes, marking it red to block Internet access on your preferred hours.

    Time Limits - Internet Access

  8. Indicate the number of hours your child can use the computer.

    Time Limits - Computer Access

  9. Program Controls - Put a check beside Enable program controls then click Add to include programs you want limit access.

    Program Controls rules

  10. A summary of the settings and schedule will be displayed. Click Done to finish.

    Finish up

  11. Click OK to save the changes.

    Click OK

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