How to Setup Parental Controls on Xbox One

Microsoft realizes the importance of parents’ supervision on their kids’ use of anything digital, which is why they have integrated comprehensive parental controls on Xbox One. They are given a wide array of options to keep their kids away from various risks such as games unsuitable for their age, or access to inappropriate content online. However, Xbox One’s interface is pretty complicated and can become quite confusing for those who aren’t good with technology. This is where our guide comes in handy as it will help you, the parents, to childproof the popular video game console

  1. To begin, you must create a new account using any Microsoft id.
  2. Add this new account to Xbox One and sign-in. Make sure that you’ve signed-in with your own account and not of your child’s.
  3. Now go to Manage Games and Apps.
  4. Select Settings.
  5. Go to Family, and select the Add to Family option.
  6. Here you will see all the user profiles created on your Xbox One. Just scroll to your child’s account and click on it
  7. You will then be taken to Microsoft’s Privacy Statement page. Just read it and click Next.
  8. You’ll now be at the parental controls screen. You can enable/disable, or allow/disallow anything from the given options. You can restrict access to certain apps, enable web filtering, block explicit text, and so much more. All the control is handed over to you so make sure you utilize it well to ensure your child isn’t exposed to something harmful while using the console.

Note: Activating parental controls may be a convenient way of protecting kids from harmful content on Xbox One, but it’s not a substitute for physical parental supervision.