How to restrict content on Microsoft devices (Windows 10 and Xbox One)
Block inappropriate websites on Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers
- Go to family.microsoft.com
- Sign in with your Microsoft account
- Find your child’s name (Microsoft Family Group needs to be created, instructions here)
- Select Content restrictions
- Web browsing > Block inappropriate websites > On
- To always block specific sites, add their URLs under Always blocked.
- To only allow specific websites, check the box next to Only allow these websites.
Block inappropriate apps, games & media online
- Go to family.microsoft.com and sign in with your adult Microsoft account.
- Find your child’s name and select Content restrictions.
- Go to Apps, games & media > Block inappropriate apps, games & media > On. Under Allow apps and games rated for > select the age limit for your child.
- Add apps to the Always allowed under Content restrictions.
- Block apps downloaded without parental permission on the Activity page. New apps need your permission, you can respond to kids’ requests from your email or on family.microsoft.com.
- To monitor activity: Activity reporting > On
- Sign in to family.microsoft.com with your parent Microsoft account.
- Find the child’s name > Spending.
- Ask a parent > Needs organizer approval to buy things > On.
- To approve or deny purchases through email: Email me when they get stuff > On.
Sign in on the console with an adult account.
Press the Xbox button > System > Settings > Account > Family
Select the child account > Web filtering
- Choose the level of web filtering. (Note: Specific websites can only be added to the Always allowed list on family.microsoft.com.)
- Sign in with your parent account
- Press the Xbox button > System > Settings > Account > Family.
- Select the child account > Access to content > select the appropriate age limit. By default, your child’s restrictions are set to their age on their Microsoft account.
- To allow a blocked app or game your child requests: family.microsoft.com > Content restrictions > approve it and add it to the Always allowed
- Block apps on the Activity page. They’ll need your permission to use it again, allow or deny requests from your email or on family.microsoft.com.
- To monitor their XBox activity: Activity page > Activity reporting > On.
- Sign in to the Xbox One with an adult’s Microsoft account.
- Press the Xbox button > Settings > Account > Family settings > Manage family members > choose a child account.
- Privacy & online safety > Xbox Live privacy > View details & customize > Buy & download > Ask a parent box > On.
- To change default child settings: Xbox Live privacy > Child defaults or Teen defaults