How can I get reports about how my child uses the PC?

When you turn on activity reporting for your child, Family Safety keeps track of websites that have been visited and the other games and apps that have been used.

To turn activity reporting on

  1. Go to the Family Safety website and sign in with a parent’s Microsoft account.

  2. On the Family summary page, click View activity report next to the name of the child whose activity you want to monitor.

  3. Select Turn on activity monitoring.

  4. Click Save.

To see your child's web activities

To see the websites your child has visited (or tried to visit) recently, follow these steps.

  1. Go to the Family Safety website and sign in with a parent’s Microsoft account.

  2. On the Family summary page, click View activity report next to the name of the child whose activity you want to see.

  3. Click Web activity. Select the PC, the account, and the date range, and then click Show activity.

    You can work with the info on this tab in several ways:

    • To see a list of websites accessed by non-browser apps, such as automatic-update programs, select the Show sites accessed by non-browser apps check box.

    • To sort the list by a particular column, click the column header.

    • To filter the list, click the filter icon next to Action taken, and then choose an option:

      • Show blocked activity only lists the websites your child was prevented from visiting.

      • Show warned activity only lists websites your child was able to visit after receiving a warning about potentially inappropriate content.

Note

  • You can allow or block a reported website. Next to the report entry, in the Change setting list, click the option that you want. When you've finished, click Save.

To see your child's other PC activities

To see other apps, games, and files your child has used recently, follow these steps.

  1. Go to the Family Safety website and sign in with a parent’s Microsoft account.

  2. On the Family summary page, click View activity report next to the name of the child whose activity you want to see.

  3. Click PC activity. Select the PC, the account, and the date range, and then click Show activity. The info on this tab is divided into several categories that you can expand:

    • Sessions lists the times your child used the PC.

    • Apps lists the apps and programs your child used.

    • File downloads lists any files your child downloaded from the Internet or from email messages.

    • Games lists the games your child played.

    • Family Safety Filter activity notes any activities you've specifically allowed or blocked for your child.

Notes

  • Activity reports are updated with new data approximately every hour (not immediately after the child visits a website or uses an app). Activity data is stored for two weeks.

  • If you don't see any activity listed on the current tab, try to enter a larger date range, and then click Show activity again.

Need more help?