Content restrictions help keep the kids in your Microsoft family safer on Windows 10 and Xbox One devices. Here's a few ways to use them, and some related safety features:
- Screen time limits determine how long your kids can use the restricted content, and when. Set up screen time limits
- Set an age limit for content, and anything rated above it will need adult approval. Block inappropriate apps, games & media online and on console
- Help protect your child from surfing adult content. Block inappropriate websites online and on console
- Turn on Ask a parent to require adult approval for the things your child wants to buy in Microsoft Store, except what they buy with gift cards or money in their Microsoft account. Turn on Ask a parent online and on console
Answer kids’ requests to change content restrictions in email, or if you share a device – say, a family Xbox One or Windows 10 PC – you can approve their requests on the spot. Of course, you can always respond to all requests anytime on account.microsoft.com/family.
- After you’ve set content restrictions for your child, it’s a good idea to turn on Activity reporting so you get weekly reports of their online activity. You can block or allow things right from the report. Go to account.microsoft.com/family and sign in with your Microsoft account, then find your child’s name and select Activity.
- To keep track of what your child buys, go to account.microsoft.com/family and sign in with your Microsoft account. Find your child’s name, then select More options > Spending to view purchase history and payment options, or put money in their Microsoft account.