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The Microsoft Family Safety app helps empower you and your family to create healthy habits and protect the ones you love with digital and physical safety. Get peace of mind that your family is staying a little safer while giving your kids independence to learn and grow.

Create a safe space for your kids to explore online. Set parental controls to filter inappropriate apps, and games and set browsing to kid-friendly websites on Microsoft Edge.

Help your kids balance their screen time activity. Set limits for specific apps and games on Android, Xbox, or Windows. Or use device management to set screen time limits across devices on Xbox and Windows.

Set activity monitors to better understand your family's digital activity. View your kids’ activity in a weekly email to help start a conversation about online activity.

Use location sharing to stay connected offline. Use the family tracker to stay informed on where your family is and share your location. Plus, save frequently visited places like work and school.

With a Microsoft 365 Family subscription, get location alerts when someone leaves or arrives at their location, and use drive safety to build better habits behind the wheel. Get insights on how your family is doing on the road, including how many times they use their phone while driving, their top speed, and even the number of times they brake hard.

With Microsoft Family Safety, you can set appropriate filters, limits, and permissions that are right for your family.

Microsoft Family Safety features:

Activity reports – Develop healthy digital habits
• Activity log of screen time and online usage
• Weekly email summary report of activity

Screen time – Find screen time balance
• Screen time app and game limits on Xbox, Windows, Android
• Screen time device limits on Xbox and Windows
• Screen limit settings with daily schedule management
• Screen time manager with notifications if user requests more time

Content filters – Explore safely with content filters
• Web filters for kid-friendly browsing on Microsoft Edge
• Block inappropriate apps and games

Family location tracker - Locate your loved ones
• GPS location tracker to locate your family
• Location sharing when you’re out and about
• Track locations and save frequently visited locations

Driving reports - Build better habits behind the wheel
• Driving reports to see top speed, hard breaking, acceleration, phone usage
• Drive history to see driving events along route

Your privacy is important to us. We work around the clock to protect your data and information to help you keep your family safe. For example, we do not sell or share your location data with insurance companies or data brokers. We provide you with meaningful choices about how and why data is collected and used, and give you the information you need to make the choices that are right for you and your family.

Subscription & Disclaimers

Unlock the full Microsoft Family Safety experience with a qualifying Microsoft 365 Family subscription to enable location alerts and drive safety features, all other features free and available to download with the app. Location tracking and driving safety require location permissions be active; driving safety is only available in the US, UK, AUS, CA.

This app is provided by either Microsoft or a third-party app published and is subject to a separate privacy statement and terms and conditions. Data provided through the use of this store and this app may be accessible to Microsoft or the third-party app publisher, as applicable, and transferred to, stored and processed in the United States or any other country where Microsoft of the app publisher and their affiliates or service providers maintain facilities.

From version Microsoft Family Safety 1.10.0.711:

Smart defaults: Now you can review your child's default settings, initially based on their age, and make changes easily when they join the family group. (You can change them later, too.)

Web and search improvements: Web and search activity is now available for today, in addition to the usual weekly view.

Location sharing improvements: More frequent updates for location and added timestamps for family members who are sharing their location with you.

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