Family Safety can help keep your kids safer online and on a PC. However, depending on what kind of PC or device you're using, Family Safety might work differently. If you're not sure which version of Windows you're using, see Which Windows operating system am I running?
Use the following table to see which Family Safety features apply to accounts on the operating systems that your family uses.
See your kid's web and PC activity
See your kid's game activity
See which Windows Store apps your kids downloaded and used on the PC
Set web filtering restriction levels
Allow or block specific websites
Block file downloads from the web
Set the amount of time your kids can spend on the PC each day
Choose what times of the day your kids can use the PC
Choose which games and apps your kids can use on the PC
Use ratings to set limits on the Store apps your kids can install on the PC
Let kids request to view blocked websites
Let kids request to use games and desktop apps
Let kids request to use blocked Store apps
1 This feature is only available on standard Windows accounts. For more info about user accounts, see Create a user account
and User accounts: FAQ.
Additionally, the following features are available for Windows Phone child accounts.
Use ratings to restrict which games your kids can play
Set limits on what your kids can download from the Windows Phone Store
your settings on the Family Safety website.
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