If you like, the process of switching their current local accounts on the PC to Microsoft accounts will set up that up for you.
Afterwards, you would just need to add their Microsoft account as a child to your family online.
This is directed at Microsoft not anyone here but seriously I work in IT and this whole kids account set up is totally insane.
you have to start in the kids local account
sign up for a hotmail email address (this doesnt ask for all data to start with just basic), once done
swap back to your admin account log into family settings and send an invite.
swap back to the kids account using the new Microsoft login
open the invite email and hit accept which now asks you to enter some more details like gender and date of birth. what it dosnt say is you need to click the accept on the email again and then select NOT NOW for it to actually accept (this bit really isnt explained or makes any sense)
swap back to your main admin account log into family settings and at last you can now make some restrictions.
Once the email was accepted by the child, it appeared shortly after as a child account on the PC under Family in Settings -> Family & other users.
Of course, I set it up from scratch on the PC instead of adding a child from an existing MS account on the PC.
Some parts of family setup dont work in firefox , i had to swap to Explorer (Edge) to make it work!
Great news. I'm glad to hear you got it sorted.
Well its up and running, not sure its working!
One of them had his time limit reached and logged them off ok but the family report only showed 20 min not the 2 hrs it should have? Also really needs a quick override for the parent.
Microsoft is still working on Family, so hopefully they'll add these much needed features.
If you like, please send feedback to help make what you want known to Microsoft.
Feedback - Send to Microsoft in Windows 10
hi, just upgrade my 8.1 to 10, and the family safety thing that was so good in 8 is really bad in 10! Holy crap, I have kids under 10 and they really do not need and I don't want them to have email addresses! But it seems they need them to activate the family safety features!!! And I need to figure out how to link there local user accounts to a Microsoft account, what an absolute pain....and I'm still trying to figure it all out. I consider myself quite good with pc's, but this has really got me stumped. I feel your pain haffy. I've been reading through your thread looking for a straight cut way, buts it's all so vague, and Brink, I could feel Haffys frustration as you seemed to skirt around a straight answer. You are not in politics are you? Sorry, please don't take offence, it's just frustration comming out as I've searched through many forums over the past few days and have found very little in clear concise directions on setting up the family safety and linking/merging local and Microsoft accounts.
if I don't sort this out soon I may just have to revert back to 8.1 for the time being until I figure it all out. And to think I was so looking forward to 10 and its improvements.
I created an account specifically to add my complaints about Windows 10 on this forum. I have 4 children ages 8, 6, 4, and 2. They all love playing PBS kids and watching Netflix on our touch screen. I simply want to limit their screen time, and I think it should be a very simple process.
In addition to all the nonsense described in the previous posts, they now require a credit card. They "have" to charge me $0.50 to create the email account for my very young children, whom I don't even want to have email accounts.
Life is hard enough, why does this have to be so complicated.