Curious about how to set up OS X for my 5yr old

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iRhyknow, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. iRhyknow macrumors member


    Nov 12, 2005
    I am almost certain that Santa is bringing my five year old son a refurbed eMac for Christmas ;) . I have only switched myself about a year ago and still have a very limited knowledge of how to use some of the specific user settings.

    Thanks in advance for any help :D!

    p.s. 1st post :)
  2. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    When you have your primary account all set up, then
    open your system preferences to Accounts and add
    your childs account with any desired parental restrictions.

    Then be prepared to watch your child surpass all your computer knowledge
    in about 6 months. ;)
  3. pknz macrumors 68020


    Mar 22, 2005
    Or less than 6 months. Just be mindful, putting some restrictions on a Childs account can be very frustrating, installations require Admins password etc. But at 5 that shouldn't be much of a problem
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    You can get yourself a trial .Mac account. They have a ton of movies and tutorials to learn about setting up users as well as may other topics.
  5. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

    crap freakboy

    Jul 17, 2002
    nar in Gainsborough, me duck
    Your youngster will love having their own account on your computer.
    My now 4 year old daughter had her own account at the tender age of one, and now navigates log-in, safari, tabs, bookmarks, edutainment s/w with ease. This is basically my account setup for her- Simple finder, allow Safari, QT, Rplayer, WMP and Acrobat. Add more relevant apps as they show interest in learning more. Oh and dont forget to change Google prefs to child friendly ones.:)

    Theres stacks of amazing FREE web content out there for most ages so 99% of the time there shouldnt be any need for your admin password.

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