Microsoft Family Safety

Protect what matters most with digital and physical safety.

Microsoft Family Safety is now in preview1

Two different mobile devices displaying the Microsoft Family Safety app

Empowering you and your family to create healthy habits and help protect the ones you love.

 

Develop healthy digital habits

Get a summary of your family’s digital activity, including screen time, websites visited, and terms your kids are searching for, so you can talk with them about online use.

A game controller and a mobile device displaying screen time and apps and games statistics
A game controller and a mobile device displaying screen time and apps and games statistics

Find screen time balance

Set screen time limits. If your kids will be on devices longer for things like online learning, you can set limits on specific apps or games instead.

A succulent plant, a highlighting pen, and a mobile device displaying screen times for a list of apps
A succulent plant, a highlighting pen, and a mobile device displaying screen times for a list of apps

Choose the right content

Create a safe space for your kids to explore online. Set healthy boundaries with web and search filters to block mature content and set browsing to kid-friendly websites on Microsoft Edge.

A game controller, a paper clip, and a mobile device displaying content filters for apps and games and web and search
A game controller, a paper clip, and a mobile device displaying content filters for apps and games and web and search

Locate your loved ones

Stay connected even when you’re apart. See loved ones on a map with location sharing and save places they visit most to know where family members are at a glance.

A mobile device displaying a map with the locations of family members
A mobile device displaying a map with the locations of family members

Your privacy is important to us

We work around the clock to help protect your data and information and do not sell or share your location or drive data with insurance companies.

Parent and young child sitting on a couch at home with a laptop while another child sits on the floor at a low table with paper and crayons
Parent and young child sitting on a couch at home with a laptop while another child sits on the floor at a low table with paper and crayons

More features coming soon

See how your family’s doing behind the wheel and help them build better habits with the drive safety feature. Get notifications when family members arrive or depart from a specific place with the location alerts feature.

Ready to try Microsoft Family Safety app?

We work around the clock to help protect your data and information and do not sell or share your location or drive data with insurance companies.

Frequently asked questions

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Microsoft Family Safety is in limited preview, available to a limited number of users for download on iOS and Android2. The preview version of Microsoft Family Safety is intended to collect user feedback and make improvements before general availability. Features and pricing are subject to change before the official launch of the application.

Drive safety features are available only in the US, UK, AUS, and CA.

Screen time limits work on Windows, Xbox, and Android apps and games. They can be managed using the Microsoft Family Safety app on Android and iOS2.

By turning on web and search filters, adult content isn’t allowed and SafeSearch is enabled. This only works on Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 and Xbox One devices, so other commonly used browsers aren’t allowed either.

Set age limits to filter out inappropriate apps and games. If your child tries to download an app or game over the age limit, they will need your approval. The setting applies to Windows 10 and Xbox.

Anyone can pause or turn off location sharing. To keep your family safe and up to date on each other’s location, we recommend turning your location setting to “Always allow.”

1. Microsoft Family Safety is in preview, available to a limited number of users for download on iOS and Android. The preview version of Microsoft Family Safety is intended to collect user feedback and make improvements before general availability. Features and pricing are subject to change before the official launch of the application.
2. Availability of mobile apps varies by country/region.