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.
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.
Create a safe space for your kids to explore online. Set healthy boundaries to block inappropriate content and set browsing to kid-friendly websites using Microsoft Edge on Windows, Xbox, and Android. Get notified when your kids want to download a more mature app or game from the Microsoft Store with age limits, keeping you in the know and helping to avoid surprises.
Develop healthy digital habits and provide transparency into your family's activities. View your kids’ weekly activity to help start a conversation about online activity. 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, or Android.
Stay connected offline with location sharing. 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.
Plus, 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.
Microsoft Family Safety features:
Screen time – Develop healthy digital habits
• Set screen time app and game limits on Xbox, Windows, Android
• Set device time limits on Xbox and Windows
• View activity summary of screen time and online usage
• Get notifications if a user requests more time
Content filters – Explore safely with content filters
• Set web and search content filters using Microsoft Edge
• Block inappropriate apps and games
Family location tracker - Locate your loved ones
• GPS location sharing to locate your family
• Track locations and save frequently visited locations
• Location alerts when someone arrives or departs a location (premium benefit)
Driving reports - Build better habits behind the wheel
• Driving reports to see top speed, hard breaking, acceleration, phone usage (premium benefit)
• Drive history to see driving events along route (premium benefit)
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 & Privacy Disclaimer
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.
Monthly Microsoft 365 subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your App Store account and will automatically renew within 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period unless auto-renewal is disabled beforehand. You can manage your subscriptions in your App Store account settings.
Microsoft Family Safety is subject to the privacy terms (see aka.ms/privacy).
- October 23, 2020 Initial release
- November 12, 2020 New version 1.3.0
- August 06, 2021 New version 1.10.0