Manage privacy and online safety for Xbox One and Xbox 360 from your computer

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Sign in to your account on Xbox.com to manage your parental controls.

Overview

Parental controls include both privacy and online safety settings. You can manage these for yourself and your children all in one place on Xbox.com.

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Manage privacy settings

Step 1: From any Xbox.com page, select My Account. Sign in with your Microsoft account email address and password.

Step 2: Select Security, family & forums and then Privacy settings. (Or select Profile and then Privacy settings.)

Note Microsoft takes your privacy and online safety seriously, so the site may prompt you to validate your identity using a security code. If you are prompted, follow the instructions to obtain a code. When you get the code, enter it into the space provided on the webpage.

Step 3: Select the gamertag of the person whose settings you want to manage.

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Xbox One only: Adults can manage the settings for themselves and for any children in their Xbox One family. If you try to select another adult's gamertag, you'll be blocked from seeing their settings or making changes.

Step 4: Scroll down the page to review and update the privacy options for you and your family.

Step 5: When you're done, scroll to the bottom of the page and select the green Save button.

Manage online safety settings

Some of the features on Xbox One differ from Xbox 360. So, you'll need to make different choices for you and your family depending on whether you're using Xbox 360 or Xbox One.

To view or make changes to online safety settings:

Step 1: From any Xbox.com page, select My Account. Sign in with your Microsoft account email address and password.

Step 2: Select Security, family & forums and then Privacy settings. (Or select Profile and then Privacy settings.)

Step 3: Select the gamertag of the person whose settings you want to manage.

Step 4: Select Xbox 360 Online Safety or Xbox One Online Safety as appropriate.

Note Microsoft takes your privacy and online safety seriously, so the site may prompt you to validate your identity using a security code. If you are prompted, follow the instructions to obtain a code. When you get the code, enter it into the space provided on the webpage.

Xbox One only: Adults can manage the settings for themselves and for any children in their Xbox One family. If you click another adult's gamertag, you'll be blocked from seeing their settings or making changes.

Step 5: View the list of settings and decide for each whether you want Xbox to make that functionality available by selecting Allow or Block.

Xbox One purchasing only: For purchases and downloads on Xbox One, you can decide to allow ”Anything,” ”Only Free” content, or ”Nothing.”

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Xbox 360 exercise information: For Xbox 360, you can decide whether to share exercise stats, which include fitness scores for calorie burn, time played, physical intensity of movement, and feedback from physical activity in Kinect games and apps. Xbox never shares your height, weight, or year of birth with other Xbox Live members. You can, however, decide two things: who can see your information and whether your Xbox 360 exercise information is stored online or offline.

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Step 6: When you're done, scroll to the bottom of the page and select the green Save button.

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