There’s nothing more important than safety. Microsoft is committed to helping keep your data and devices secure, whether online or at home. Use the resources in this kit and rest at ease. From enhanced privacy and security features built in to Windows, to emergency plans and checklists for your home, you’ll find the tools you need to prepare and stay safe.
Whether it’s on your device or in the cloud, your data is yours. We’re committed to technologies and policies that make the benefits of cloud computing available to everyone, and that keep the cloud inclusive, trusted, and responsible. Explore the many ways we help keep your digital life secure.
Keep your kids safer online
Manage your family’s digital health and well-being with features like activity reporting, screen time limits, location sharing, and content restrictions with Family Safety, where you can also track kids’ spending and add money to their Microsoft accounts.
Protect your important documents
Your stuff matters—from vacation photos to files and schedules that connect your family. Keep those files backed up and protected in the cloud with OneDrive, then access them from any device.
For extra-sensitive documents like insurance paperwork, birth certificates, and tax records, Personal Vault brings an additional layer of protection with identity verification. Your data and memories are safe and fully in your control.
Easily manage family devices and accounts
Tired of losing devices? Turn on location sharing to keep track of kids and find your device if it goes missing.
Then, visit the Microsoft Account page to keep track of all your accounts in one place.
Protect your info with passwords
Use OneDrive to require a password to access a shared link. This prevents others from accessing your files if the recipient forwards or shares the link.
With so much of our lives online, it can be tough to remember and manage all your passwords. Microsoft Edge can save your passwords so you don't have to remember. And Windows Hello uses fingerprint or facial recognition instead of a password.
Know where everyone's at
Know who should be where—and when—with an integrated family calendar that keeps everyone coordinated.
Protect yourself from phishing
Phishing is an attack that attempts to steal your money, or your identity, by getting you to divulge personal information on websites that pretend to be legitimate sites.
Encrypt email to minimize threats
Use email encryption in Outlook.com to share your confidential and personal information and minimize the threat of your email being intercepted or leaked to cybercriminals.
When it comes to your home, staying safe often means staying ahead of problems. Our tools will help you get plans and records in place before you need them, so you’re always protected.
Take inventory of your home
Keep an inventory of your valuables, including serial and model numbers, purchase date, and price.
Stay prepared with household safety
Use this comprehensive safety checklist to make sure your household is ready for anything.