Nick White on Windows Vista blog —”I'd like to introduce you to David George, Director of Trustworthy Computing for Windows Vista and one of the individuals responsible for the Family Safe Computing initiative. David in this article gives an overview of the new Parental Controls and also a little insight into the philosophy behind their design. I hope it gives you a good idea of the span of control now available in Windows Vista and helps in putting the new features to work for you.”
As both a Microsoft employee and a parent, I am impressed with the focus on safe computing for families that Microsoft has adopted across our product platforms and services. With the release of the consumer versions of Windows Vista, Microsoft will have parental controls tools, family settings, or content controls across all of our major platforms (Windows Vista, Xbox 360, Xbox On-Line, Windows Live/MSN, MSTV, & Zune).
In my job as a Director of Family Safe Computing, I am lucky to have the opportunity to interact and work with child safety experts, law enforcement agencies, governmental leaders, family safety software providers, parents, and many private concerns on a global basis. Most believe that the family safe computing tools we already have released will have a very positive effect on empowering parents to manage their home computing environment based on their own family values, and will have the net effect of providing a safer computing environment for children.