This free app lets parents stay on top of their family's online activities and digital life. With screen time reports across multiple devices, parents can keep their kids' relationship with the internet healthy. Search filters let them protect children from inappropriate content as well.
Using the detailed screen time reports, you can keep an eye on how long children are online. Reports are compiled daily, weekly, and monthly. You can limit screen time across different devices. You can also check visited websites and online search terms.
The internet can be addictive, especially for young people. Microsoft Family Safety lets you see how long your kids are spending on each app. You can limit single apps, so they can do their homework and still lay off YouTube. It works on Android, iOS, Xbox, and Windows.
The app helps you protect your children's innocence from the abundance of questionable or mature content online. You can easily configure search filters to veer them away from certain subjects. In addition, you can turn on kid-friendly browsing, sit back, and relax.
Know where they are
Another great feature of Microsoft Family Safety is the ability to locate everyone in your family at any time. You can visualise the real-time location of your children or relatives, save their favourite spots, and more. It instills a peace of mind when the kids are out.
As part of its user agreement, Microsoft commits to never sharing or selling your data from the app. In a world where privacy is increasingly scarce, knowing your family's data is safe is priceless.
Multi-device digital monitoring
Microsoft Family Safety is a straightforward tool to protect your loved ones from the many risks that exist online. Free-to-use and available across many devices, it can be a parent's best friend.
Much like competitor Norton Family, it doesn't work for Mac, PS4, or Nintendo Switch, though, limiting its scope a bit. For Mac, PS4 and Switch protection, Net Nanny is a good option.