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    Microsoft Launches 'Family Safety App' For iOS And Android

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    'Microsoft Family Safety App' To Empower Healthy Digital Habits

    Microsoft launches a new 'Family Safety App' for both iOS and Android users. This app is designed to help you protect the family's digital and physical safety and empower you and your family to create healthy digital habits. 

    A few months ago, almost in all family, kids played outside after school, rode their bikes, and played soccer with neighborhood friends. But now, due to the COVID 19 pandemic situation, they can't be able to go outside. 

    They are spending more time on digital platforms. Every family worried about their kid's online safety. Microsoft Family Safety app helps to create healthier digital habits for your kids.

    How Microsoft Family Safety App Benefits Your Family


    1) Use the weekly activity report as a conversation starter

    Every week, parents and kids receive an email with highlights of the child's digital activity. This idea drive a conversation between parents and kids about how much time they are spending on their devices, what websites and what content they are viewing.

    2) Limit screen time for play and make more time for learning

    With this feature you can set app and game screen time limits. These limits give your kids the flexibility to be on their devices more for learning and hep them focused by limiting the amount of time they can spend on other apps and games.

    3) Set healthy boundaries with web and search filters

    With Family Safety App, parents can set up content filters and help ensure a safer web browsing experience. You can using web and search filters to block adult content and set browsing to kid friendly websites with either allowed or blocked websites.

    This feature works in a tight concert with the Microsoft Edge browser on Windows, Xbox, and Android.

    4) Get purchase request emails to avoid surprise spending

    You can get email request before your kids can purchase something from the Microsoft Store. This has limited surprises and allowed us to talk about purchases before they happen.

    5) Know where your family is when things start to open back up

    The location tracking feature helps to stay connected with your family when going outside. Location sharing lets you see each of your family members’ last known location on a map. Save places they visit most to know where family members are at a glance.

    Along with the above features, users will also get some other benefits

    • Added a new feature to block or unblock specific apps.
    • Updated designs which is more accessible and inclusive.
    • Added more time options for parents to quickly respond to requests for screen time. You can now easily add 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, or 3 hours of more of screen time.
    • Added location clustering to see when multiple family members are at the same location. When multiple people are in one place you can see that there are 4 people and zoom in to see who it is.

    Source: Microsoft

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