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Jun 30, 2017
The Xbox One is a platform with numerous functions: gaming, apps, music, video, internet browsing, and more. The potential risks are not limited to graphic or explicit content within games but exist in a far wider array of media content accessible on this generation of console. Microsoft prepared for this by providing parents a variety of controls to help protect children within these different media facets available when using the Xbox One.
The process is slightly complicated, but it allows for higher levels of customization for different users of the Xbox. This guide will help you to protect your children on their Xbox One.
Any Xbox account registered as an adult over 18, will have the authority to change the parental control settings for any accounts registered as children in the Microsoft family. Once a child turns 18, all controls on the account will be removed.
If your child does not already have an Xbox account:
When the child has an account on the Xbox:
With a new hyper-connected generation, come console games with a new dimension of privacy and content risks. The customizable parental controls on the Xbox One give parents a wide range of measures to protect web surfing, gameplay, and privacy at varying degrees. These settings can be adjusted to serve the particular protection needs of each individual player with an account on the Xbox.
Boundaries and limits are important for safe internet usage. Many technology products offer a set of parental controls but can fall short in protecting kids on the internet, so it is advisable to have software dedicated to online content control, like Net Nanny's parental control software.
Learn more about setting parental controls for Windows 10, Apple products, Nintendo Switch, YouTube, and Kindle to keep your kids safe on all their devices.