Microsoft Family Safety

Protect what matters most with digital and physical safety.

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

Develop healthy digital habits

Get info about your family’s digital activity so you can have a conversation about its meaning. Parents and kids can both view kids’ activity reports of screen time, top websites visited, and terms kids are searching for online.

  • Activity summaries
  • Weekly email reports
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

Find screen time balance

Set device limits across Xbox and Windows. Or if your kids will be on devices longer for things like online learning, set time limits on specific apps or games on Xbox, Windows, and Android.

  • Apps and game limits
  • Device limits
  • Screen time requests
A phone screen showing a request for more screen time in the Microsoft Family Safety app
A phone screen showing a request for more screen time 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. See loved ones on a map with location sharing and save places they visit most to know where family members are at a glance.

  • Location sharing
  • Saved places
Various items strewn across a white surface including a map, a location marker, and a child’s name and profile photo.
Various items strewn across a white surface including a map, a location marker, and a child’s name and profile photo.

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 with insurance companies.

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Ideas and resources for your family

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Frequently asked questions

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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 iOS.1

Turn web and search filters on to filter out sites and search results that are too mature when they use Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, Xbox One, and Android devices. Other commonly used browsers will be blocked for this to work.

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 Availability of mobile apps varies by country/region.