Setting Up Your Child’s Mac

Overview:

Step 1: Delete apps that are not proper for kids.

Step 2: Set up Screen Time.

Step 3: Allow apps downloaded from App Store only.

Step 1: Delete apps that are not proper for kids.

If your child’s Mac has non-Apple apps installed, we highly recommend uninstalling the following list of browser apps: Chrome, Firefox, Brave.

 

1. Open Finder at the bottom left of the screen.

2. Click on 'Applications' on the left. Find the app you want to delete and drag it to the trash.

 

Step 2: Set up Screen Time.

Log in to the child’s Mac user account, and make sure you're signed in with the parent's Apple ID.

1. Click on the Apple icon at the top left corner on your screen. Select 'System Preferences' on the dropdown menu.

2. Click on 'Screen Time.'

3. Click on 'Options' on the bottom left corner.

4. Check 'Use Screen Time' passcode.

5. Enter a four-digit passcode.

6. Look for 'App Limits' on the left column. Click on the plus button.

7. Check 'Block at end of limit.' Set a one minute limit for apps that you don't want kids to access.

8. Look for 'Always Allowed' on the left column. Check apps you would always allow, like Deledao Junior.

9. Look for 'Content & Privacy' on the left column. Turn on Content & Privacy Restrictions and select 'Stores.'

10. Uncheck 'Installing Apps,' 'Deleting Apps,' and 'In-app Purchase.' Under 'Require Password,' select 'Always require.'

 

Step 3: Allow apps downloaded from App Store only.

1. Click on the Apple icon at the top left corner on your screen. Select 'System Preferences' on the dropdown menu.

2. Click 'Security & Privacy.'

3. Under 'General,' choose 'App Store' from 'Allow apps downloaded from.'