Microsoft Family Safety

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

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Get the Microsoft Family Safety mobile app

How your mobile number or 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.

Build better driving habits

Get insights on how your family is doing on the road, including how many times the driver uses their phone, their top speed, and even the number of times they brake hard.

  • Drive safety reports (NEW!)
  • Drive history (NEW!)
A mobile view of driving data including speed, stops and accelerations shown in Microsoft Family Safety.
A mobile view of driving data including speed, stops and accelerations shown in Microsoft Family Safety.

Your privacy is important to us

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

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Ideas and resources for your family

Premium features with Microsoft 365

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Ready to try the Microsoft Family Safety app?

How your mobile number or email address is used.

Placeholder with grey background and dimension watermark without any imagery Microsoft will use your mobile number or email address only for this one-time transaction. Your information won’t be stored. Standard SMS rates may apply.

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.”

Drive safety features are available only in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.

A Microsoft 365 Family subscription is required for location alerts and drive safety features.