Microsoft Family Safety

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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 with digital and physical safety. Get peace of mind that your family is staying 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.

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.

Use location sharing to stay informed on where your family is. 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.

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

Family location features – find family members
• GPS family location tracker: locate your loved ones
• Save frequently visited locations

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

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.

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 are free and available to download with the app. Location tracking and driving safety require location permissions be active; drive safety is only available in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Spain, and Switzerland.

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
Sep 26, 2022

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 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
11.1K reviews
Kurtis Cox
August 18, 2022
Great in theory, but it never works correctly. It won't pick up my 20 min drive to work, really any drive at all, and if and when it does, it assumes my route after halfway through the trip, and my distance and times and "driving violations" are all wrong. But, it will pick up a .1 mile drive at <10mph on a forktruck--make it make sense. Oh, and all app permissions are on, and I've turned off any restriction that might disrupt the access to location or data.
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Microsoft Corporation
August 19, 2022
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!
June 16, 2022
As a 13 year old male, I found this app very frusturating. Sometimes when I'm in calls with friends, my screen time would run out. This would make me unable to mute or leave, creating an awkward situation. When playing modern multiplayer Triple A titles on the Xbox One, the 5 minutes warning would pause the game no matter what. The restrictions don't care if you're doing something important, and could kick you out of the software without an auto save. On my laptop however, it won't exit ever.
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Victoria Chandler
June 28, 2022
It was a bit difficult to set up but once I got it going it's fantastic. I also couple it with Bark and I feel pretty confident I've got a good handle on my 7 and 8 year olds screen time. The app lets you set limits on devices AND other apps (I'm looking at you ROBLOX) and will send push notifications to your phone if they want to ask for more time. It turns my kids laptops off when I need it to hehehehe. Highly recommend.
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Microsoft Corporation
June 29, 2022
Thank you for the review. We are glad that this application has been useful for you and your family's varying needs. If you have additional feedback, please send it by tapping on the app Home/Menu > Help and feedback > Send feedback. Thank you!

What's new

You can now set app and game limits for different days of the week.