Parental consent and Microsoft child accounts

Applies to: Microsoft account

Helping kids explore technology safely is one of Microsoft’s top goals. You may get prompted to receive or give parental consent if you live in a region that requires permission to create an account and access services like, Skype, and Xbox. In addition to complying with these important regulations, we offer family features that include content filters, screen time, and activity reporting through It’s where you’ll go to manage your child’s account.

Examples of regulations that require parental consent:

  • Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) – United States
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – European Union
  • Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) – South Korea