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About the core family safety features of Xbox One

Overview

Xbox One safety features enable you to control what kinds of content each of your family members can access on Xbox One.

Safety features

Access to content

You can set your child’s age, which Xbox One uses to control the child’s access to specifically rated games, movies, TV shows and music. By default, if the child’s age is under 8 years of age, Access to content is set to “Off”.

To change the default setting for your child:

  1. Press the Xbox button on the controller to return to the Home screen.
  2. Press the Menu button and then select Settings (or select Settings on the Home screen).
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  1. Select the family member’s account whose settings you want to change, and then select Access to content. Choose the setting you want.
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Web filtering

Web filtering allows parents to determine what kinds of websites their children can view in the Internet Explorer app. These are the default settings by age group:

  • Young children: General interest
  • Child and teen accounts: Online communication

To change the default setting for your child:

  1. Press the Xbox button to return to the Home screen.
  2. Press the Menu button and select Settings (or select Settings on the Home screen).
  3. Select the family member’s account whose settings you want to change, and then select Web filtering. Chose the appropriate setting.

Note Web filtering settings on the Xbox One console are not transferable to other Microsoft services such as Windows 8/8.1. Settings for your Windows PC can be managed at the Microsoft Safety & Security Centre.

Purchase choices

Xbox One enables the parent to control what kinds of apps each child may download from the Xbox store. The setting options are:

  • Blocked (none)
  • Free apps only
  • Free or paid apps

To change the default setting for your child:

  1. Press the Xbox button to return to the Home screen.
  2. Press the Menu button and select Settings (or select Settings on the Home screen).
  3. Select the family member’s account whose settings you want to change, and then select Custom privacy template.
  4. Change the Buy and download setting.

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