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How to Manage Web Browsing Restriction Settings for Child in your Microsoft Family

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Itís easy to share your Windows 10 PC with family members. Add family members using Add a family member from your PC's Settings, and theyíll be able to use that PC as well. And you're always in control. You can allow or block them from using a PC at any time.

Add a child to your family to help them stay safer online. Adults in the family can view reports of kidsí online activity, limit how long and when they use their devices, and help make sure they don't see inappropriate websites, apps, or games. Manage family settings online at account.microsoft.com/family, and changes will be applied to any Windows 10 device the child signs in to. You can also add adults to your family who will also be able to apply settings to children in the family.

The Web browsing family settings for your child allows you to set limits to automatically block adult content in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. You can also allow or block individual sites.

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This tutorial will show you how to manage the Web browsing restriction settings to allow or block websites for a child in your Microsoft family on Windows 10 devices.

You must be an adult in the family to be able to manage your family settings.

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Websites can only be blocked in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.

To protect your child, block any other browsers appearing in Recent activity under Apps & games.

How to Manage Apps, Games & Media Settings for Child in your Microsoft Family


EXAMPLE: Blocked website on child's PC or device
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Here's How:

1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for how you would like to manage your family settings online.

2. Go to the account.microsoft.com/family site at Microsoft on any PC, sign in if not already, and go to step 4 below.

3. Open Settings in Windows 10, click/tap on the Accounts icon, click/tap on Family & other users on the left side, click/tap on the Manage family settings online link, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

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4. Click/tap on the More and Web browsing links for the child's account. (see screenshot below)

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5. Do step 6 (on/manage) or step 7 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 6. To Turn On and Manage Web Browsing Restrictions for Child

A) Click/tap on Web browsing on the left side, and turn on Block inappropriate websites. (see screenshot below)

B) If you have younger children, you can check the Only see websites on the allowed list box to make sure they'll only visit sites you've decided are safe.

C) Under Always allow these, you can enter the URL of a website you want to allow for the child, and click/tap on Allow. You can also remove any already allowed websites.

D) Under Always block these, you can enter the URL of a website you want to block for the child, and click/tap on Block. You can also remove any already blocked websites to unblock them.

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 7. To Turn Off Web Browsing Restrictions for Child

A) Click/tap on Web browsing on the left side, and turn off Block inappropriate websites on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn