Kids and "Guest User"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by El Rooster, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. El Rooster macrumors newbie

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    #1
    We leave our computer open for the kids to do their homework under the "Guest User" profile. How can I prevent them from clearing the browser history?

    TIA
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    You can't, but a better solution is to setup a new, managed account for them with parental controls turned on. Parental controls has a feature where you can review logs that show sites they have visited and they cannot access that log.

    This first link shows you how to setup the account and the second discusses the logging.

    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH18571

    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH18573
     
  3. Butchie-T macrumors regular

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    Weaselboy's advice is spot on. Create an account for your kids, individual accounts would even be better, and use the parental control settings for these accounts. You will have a great deal of control and view into all of those accounts.
     
  4. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    Setting up their own accounts also starts to teach them about proper computer security.
     

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