Microsoft Family Safety

3.9
32.1K reviews
1M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

The Microsoft Family Safety app helps empower you and your family to create healthy habits and protect the ones you love. Get peace of mind that your family is staying safer while giving your kids independence to learn and grow.
This app is designed for both parents and kids.


For parents, it helps to create a safe space for their children 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.

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

For kids, it ensures their safety in the digital world by adhering to parental controls and accessing age-appropriate content.


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 a balance
• Screen time app and game limits on Xbox, Windows, Android
• Screen time device limits on Xbox and Windows
• Get notified if your child requests more time

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



Privacy & Permissions

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.

With your child’s consent, Microsoft Family Safety may collect interaction data using accessibility, app usage, and device admin service permissions. This allows us to: know when they are using an app, exit an app on their behalf, or block apps that are not allowed.

Disclaimers

This app is provided by either Microsoft or a third-party app publisher 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 or the app publisher and their affiliates or service providers maintain facilities.
Updated on
Mar 20, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.9
31.7K reviews
Chedel Townsend
July 18, 2024
The app had been pretty handy since I downloaded it (not sure exactly how long it's been now, but a long time) though there was a time that tracking activity tracking was only intermittently recorded. Now... (to borrow from another reviewer) I've verified the configuration on all windows devices in my household and screen times are left unimposed since the app thinks zero time is spent on their devices. I really would love to continue using this, but right now it's completely unreliable.
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Microsoft Corporation
July 19, 2024
Thank you for using Family Safety! Sorry to hear you're experiencing this issue. If you could send us more details and logs from the app by tapping on the App Menu/Home > Help and Feedback > Send feedback > I Don’t Like Something > Attach/Include Logs/Diagnostics, we’ll take a look. Thank you!
Daniel Schaeffer
March 20, 2024
I generally love Microsoft products, so it pains me that this app is as bad as it is. I've set, reset and verified the configuration on all windows devices in my household and virtually no tracking activity tracking gets recorded, and screen times are left unimposed since the app thinks zero time is spent on their devices. I really would love to use this, but right now it's completely unreliable.
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Microsoft Corporation
March 22, 2024
Thank you for using Family Safety! We're sorry to hear that you're experiencing this issue. If you could send us more details and logs from the app by tapping on the App Menu/Home > Help and Feedback > Send feedback > I Don’t Like Something > Attach/Include Logs/Diagnostics, we’ll take a look. Thank you!
Jon Roberts