Keep your kids safer on the PC

Learn how to use and set up family settings for your kids. To get started, you'll create Microsoft accounts for your kids, which you then can add to your family at When your kids sign in with their own accounts, they have the freedom to personalize their desktop and explore apps and games. And when you've added them to your family, you'll be able to choose the additional limits and permissions you want your kids to have—and when they sign in with a Microsoft account, their family settings will be applied to any Windows 10 device they sign in to.

Family features can help you make sure that they aren't running into anything that's inappropriate for them to see online. You can also set screen time limits to make sure they're balancing their time wisely, and get activity reports about the websites they're visiting, what they're searching for, and what apps and games they're using.

Learn how to Add a child account to your family.


Article ID: 12416 - Last Review: Jun 22, 2016 - Revision: 9