Parental Controls on Xbox One: How to restrict apps, games, stores and search for under age kids

Parental Controls on Xbox One

Parental Controls are managing your child's privacy and online safety. It is important to protect your children when they are online. Parental controls are very easy to set and manage, they will help your child stay away from the crude language or violent themes which matured content has. Some of the content is designed for an adult audience and may affect adversely on children of a tender age. Parental controls and online safety setting for Xbox One directly affect the Microsoft account of each of your children.

Parental Controls on Xbox One

Here are the steps to access Parental Controls on Xbox One:

  • Sign in to Xbox One
  • Press the menu button from the controller
  • Select Settings
  • Scroll to Family
  • Select the profile you want to manage

How to hide listings in apps, stores and search

When you select the restriction level, it will be applied to apps, stores and search by default, if you don't want this to happen you can Hide listing apps, stores and search by unchecking the check box beside Hide listing, now the restrictions will not affect search, stores and apps but will affect the actual content.

How to view and customize the privacy and online safety 

You will be able to view the current privacy settings and content restrictions for your child profile when you select it. You will be able to see the definition of each default privacy setting by selecting it. You can even customize default settings as per your needs. Select  Use, but customize to change the default privacy setting.

How to view and customize the web filtering settings

Customizing the web filtering settings will allow you to choose the websites that your child can visit via Internet Explorer. Follow these steps to set a web filtering level:

  • Press the Menu button from your controller
  • Select Settings and select the profile you want to customize
  • Select Web filtering from Content Restrictions where you will see a menu from which you can select the level of filtering according to your needs

How to view and customize content restriction settings

Microsoft has made it easy to manage your child's content restrictions. You can do so from the privacy and online safety screen. Customising content restriction allows you to change settings for films, music, apps and games for the profile that you have chosen. You will be able to see the definition of each setting by selecting it. To view the current content restrictions select Access to content and apps which will open the menu. From this menu you can select the restrictions as per your needs.

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