About the core family safety features of Xbox One

Xbox One safety features let you control what kind of content your family members can access on Xbox One.

Safety features

Access to content

You can set content restrictions based on the content’s recommended age. Xbox One uses these age settings to control the child’s access to specifically rated games, movies, TV shows, and music. Content restrictions also control what the child can see and purchase in the Microsoft Store.

To change the default setting for your child:

  1. Press the Xbox button to open the guide.
  2. Go to System > Settings.
  3. Under Account, select Family settings > Manage family members.
  4. Select the child account you want to update.
  5. Select Access to content.
  6. Content limits are unrestricted for all users over the age of 8. You can select preset age-appropriate limits by choosing your child’s age from the list. We’ll show you what the presets are for that age. You're not restricted by date of birth—you decide which maturity level is appropriate.

Web filtering

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

  • Young children: Allow list only
  • Child and teen accounts: Basic communication

To change the default setting for your child:

  1. Press the Xbox button to open the guide.
  2. Go to System > Settings.
  3. Under Account, select Family settings > Manage family members.
  4. Select the account for the family member whose settings you want to change, and then select Web filtering. Choose the appropriate setting.

Note Web filtering settings on the Xbox One console are not transferable to other Microsoft services such as Windows 10. Settings for your Windows PC can be managed through the Family settings on your Microsoft Account.

Purchase choices

With the Ask a parent option, Xbox One enables the parent to control what the child purchases from the Microsoft Store. Anytime the child wants to make a purchase, the parent will receive an email asking them to grant the child permission.

To change the Ask a parent setting for your child:

  1. Press the Xbox button to open the guide.
  2. Go to System > Settings.
  3. Under Account, select Family settings > Manage family members, select the account for the family member whose settings you want to change.
  4. Select Privacy & online safety > Xbox Live Privacy > View details & customize.
  5. On the Buy and download setting turn Ask a parent On or Off.

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