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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 Recent activity family settings for your child allows you to turn on activity reporting for your child so that you can see what they've been searching for online. Once you've turned it on, you can see what websites they've been visiting, what apps and games they've been downloading and playing, and how much time they've been spending on their devices right from the Recent activity page. You can also get activity reports emailed to adults in the family weekly.

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This tutorial will show you how to manage the Recent activity settings to turn on or off activity reporting for a child in your Microsoft family on Windows devices.

You must be an adult in the family to be able to manage your family settings.
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When activity reporting is turned on, a notification is displayed as a reminder to the child that their activity is reported to adults in their family.

EXAMPLE: Activity being reported notification on child's PC
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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 Check recent activity link 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 Activity Reporting for Child

A) Click/tap on Recent activity on the left side, and turn on Activity reporting. (see screenshot below)

B) Check or uncheck to Email weekly reports to me for what you want.

C) Under Web browsing, Apps & games, and Screen time, you can view the child's recent activity for each one, click/tap on Change settings or Set allowed times to manage them, and block any apps & games.

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 7. To Turn Off Activity Reporting for Child

A) Click/tap on Recent activity on the left side, and turn off Activity reporting on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn