How to Install & Set Up Bitdefender Parental Control on Your Child’s Windows Device

This article provides an in-depth, step-by-step guide on how to download, install, and configure Bitdefender Parental Control on your child’s Windows PC. Installing the Bitdefender Parental Control app on your child’s Windows computer is a straightforward process that ensures you can manage and monitor their online activities effectively.


Step 1: Access Bitdefender Central

1. Visit and sign in to your Bitdefender Central account.

2. Once logged in, click on “Parental Control” on the left-hand side menu.


Step 2: Create Child Profile

1. Upon accessing the Parental Control section, you’ll be prompted with a screen. Click on “Get started.”

Get started


2. If you’re setting up Parental Control for the first time, you’ll need to create a PIN code. This PIN code serves as a barrier, preventing the child from logging out of the Parental Control app.


3. Next, create a profile for your child by entering their name, profile picture, and date of birth.

Based on the child’s age, Bitdefender automatically blocks certain categories such as chat, social networks, explicit content, and more.


4. After making any necessary adjustments, click “Save.”


Step 3: Install Bitdefender Parental Control App on Child’s Device

1. After saving the profile settings, indicate whether the Parental Control app is to be installed on your current device or another device.


If you select “Other devices” you’ll be presented with three installation options. Select the preferred method:

  • Scan the QR code from the child’s device.
  • Copy the provided link and open it in the child’s device browser.
  • Send the installation link via email.


3. Save the Bitdefender installer to the child’s computer.


4. Once the download is ready, double-click the Bitdefender file you’ve just saved to begin the installation.

Install Bitdefender on Windows - Open installation file


5. Choose “Yes” if the User Account Control dialogue prompts you to allow the installation file to make changes to your device.

Install Bitdefender on Windows - UAC


6. Sign in with your Bitdefender Central account credentials if prompted.


After completing these steps on the child’s Windows computer, the setup is complete. As a parent, you can now monitor your child’s online activities and view usage statistics through the Parental Control dashboard on the Bitdefender Central webpage.