Microsoft Family Safety

Protect the ones you love with digital and physical safety features.

Animation of a mobile device screen showing screen time information for a family member in the Microsoft Family Safety app.

Get the Microsoft Family Safety mobile app*

How your email address is used.

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Develop healthy digital habits

Set screen time limits that apply to devices, apps, and games. When screen time runs out, choose to add more or not, based on what’s right for you and your family.

  • App and game limits (Windows, Xbox, Android)
  • Device limits (Windows, Xbox)
  • Screen time requests 
  • Activity summaries
A phone screen showing screen time graph in the Microsoft Family Safety app.
A phone screen showing screen time graph in the Microsoft Family Safety app

Explore safely with content filters

Create a safe space for your kids to explore online. Set healthy boundaries to block inappropriate apps and games and set browsing to kid-friendly websites using Microsoft Edge on Xbox, Windows, and Android.

  • Apps and game filters
  • Web and search filters
  • Content filter requests
A phone screen showing content filters settings in the Microsoft Family Safety app
A phone screen showing content filters settings in the Microsoft Family Safety app

Locate your loved ones

Stay connected even when you’re apart. Share your location with loved ones, spot them on a map, and save places they visit the most.

  • Location sharing
  • Saved places
  • Location alerts (NEW!)
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Various items strewn across a white surface including a map, a location marker, and a child’s name and profile photo.
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Microsoft Family Safety
 
Free

Sign up to get basic features.

  

Microsoft 365 Family, NZ$16.00 / month

Microsoft 365 Family

Subscribe to Microsoft 365 Family1 to get premium features.

  

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Microsoft Family Safety
 
Free
Microsoft 365 Family

Screen time limits

Included

Included

App and game limits (Windows, Xbox, Android)

Included

Included

Device limits (Windows, Xbox)

Included

Included

Screen time requests

Included

Included

Activity summaries

Included

Included

Content filters

App and game filters

Included

Included

Web and search filters

Included

Included

Content requests

Included

Included

Location awareness

This feature is partially included

Included

Location sharing

Included

Included

Saved places

Included

Included

Location alerts

Not Included

Included

Additional Microsoft 365 benefits

This feature is partially included

Included

  

  • MicrosoftWord
  • MicrosoftExcel
  • MicrosoftPowerPoint
  • MicrosoftOneNote
  • MicrosoftOutlook

  

Web only

Access to desktop applications

  

MicrosoftOneDrive

  

5 GB total OneDrive storage

1 TB total OneDrive storage for one person

Use on your favorite devices at home or on the go

Your privacy is important to us

We work to help protect your data and information, and we don’t sell or share your location with insurance companies.

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Ideas and resources for your family

Premium features with Microsoft 365

Get the most out of Microsoft Family Safety with premium features.​

Ready to try the Microsoft Family Safety app?

How your email address is used.

Placeholder with grey background and dimension watermark without any imagery Microsoft will use your email address only for this one-time transaction. Your information won’t be stored.

Frequently asked questions

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Screen time limits work on apps and games on Windows, Xbox, and Android, and device limits work on Xbox and Windows.

Turn on web and search filters to restrict mature sites and search results when using Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, Xbox One, and Android devices. Enabling the filters will block other commonly used browsers. Alternatively, set age limits to filter out inappropriate apps and games. If your child tries to download an app or game that’s over the age limit, they’ll need your approval to continue. The setting applies to Windows 10 and Xbox.

Anyone can pause or turn off location sharing. To stay aware of your family’s location, we recommend turning your location setting to “always allow.”

A Microsoft 365 Family subscription is required for location alerts.

1. Cancel anytime to stop future charges.
* Availability of mobile apps varies by country/region.