New Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge

    New Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge

    New Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge

    Last Updated: 18 Feb 2021 at 15:55

    Kids Mode is a convenient browsing mode inside Microsoft Edge thatís designed for kids. With its kid-friendly features and safety guardrails in place, Kids Mode is a great place for children to safely explore the web. Kids Mode includes features like custom browser themes, kid-friendly content, browsing based on an allow list, Bing SafeSearch set to strict, and a password requirement to exit. Also, Kids Mode doesn't require a child account or profile.

    Currently, Kids Mode is limited to US English on Windows and MacOS.

    Start Kids Mode

    1. Open the profile switcher in the browser frame and select Browse in Kids Mode.

    You don't have to be signed into the browser to do this, but signing in will allow the Kids Mode settings to sync across your devices.

    If this is your first time launching Kids Mode, you'll see an explanation of what the feature is.

    2. Choose the appropriate age range to launch Kids Mode in.

    Otherwise, Kids Mode will now open in full screen.

    Things to note:

    • You can always change your age selection in edge://settings/family
    • After you select the appropriate age, your current browsing window will be saved and closed and a new window for Kids Mode opens in full screen.
    • Until you exit Kids Mode, Microsoft Edge will always launch in Kids Mode.

    Exit Kids Mode

    You need your device password (the same password used to unlock your computer) to exit Kids Mode and resume browsing.

    1. Select the Kids Mode icon at the top of the browser.

    2. Select Exit Kids Mode Window.

    3. Enter your credentials.

    Note: If you close the window through the taskbar or Close button at the top of the browser, Microsoft Edge will ask for your device credentials.

    Choose a theme inside Kids Mode

    Kids can choose their own themes to personalize Kids Mode. The themes they apply in Kids Mode won't be applied to your normal browsing windows.

    1. Select Choose background and colors.

    2. Choose a theme and select Done.

    Grant website permissions in Kids Mode

    When a child visits a website not on the allow list, they'll encounter a block page.

    1. To visit the website during the browsing session, select Get permission.
    2. The owner of the device will need to enter the device credentials.
    3. The block page will refresh and the website will be allowed for the current browsing session. To add the website onto the allow list, go to the next section.

    Make changes to the allow list or Kids Mode settings

    You can only make changes to the allow list when you're outside of the Kids Mode browsing window and only from the profile that launches Kids Mode.

    1. Go to Settings and More > Settings > Family.

    2. Select Manage allowed sites in Kids Mode. Youíll see the pre-defined allow list that's applied to Kids Mode. The list is listed in alphabetical order.
    3. To remove a site, click on the Close icon (X) beside it in the list. To add a website, select Add website.

    We're continuously improving the experience in Kids Mode to make it the best place for Kids to explore the web. If you have any feedback, go to Settings and more menu > Help and feedback > Send feedback.


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    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    16 Feb 2021


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