Microsoft makes several changes to family safety features in Windows

Windows 10 Family

Microsoft Windows had family safety features for years now. Recently, Microsoft made changes to Family Safety features to offer better experiences to its users. Read about them below,

Windows 10:

  • Screen time extensions: When your kids ask for more screen time on a Windows 10 PC, you can extend it through email and the website.
  • Safer settings for younger kids: When adults create new child accounts, only kids under 8 years old will have settings automatically turned on. For kids 8 and up, adults need to turn on the settings they want when they make new accounts.
  • Simplified web experience: account.microsoft.com/family is now the one place to manage family settings for Windows Phone and PCs.
  • Web browsing limits now only on Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer: On Windows 10 PCs, and now on Windows 10 Mobile, web browsing limits will only apply to Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. If you decide to prevent your kids from using other browsers, you can choose to block other browsers that are not supported. Learn more about this change.
When your child sets up their Windows 10 Mobile phone with their Microsoft account, the family settings you previously set up for them will automatically apply:
  • Recent activity to see their activity from Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 mobile devices.
  • Web browsing limits to block inappropriate content.
  • Set Apps, games & media limits according to their age and content ratings.
  • Find your child lets you locate your child’s device on a map.
Kids can buy the stuff they want, but you know they’ll stay within the spending and content limits you set.
  • Add money to your kid’s account without giving them your credit card.
  • Kid-friendly Store browsing limited to the app, game, and media limits you set.
  • Review your child’s recent purchases on their Purchase & spending page.

Read more about it here.

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