Microsoft launches Family Safety app for iOS and Android
"Family Safety app, one can use web and search filters to block adult content and set browsing to kid-friendly websites"
Tech giant Microsoft has launched the Family Safety app, designed to help protect a family's digital and physical safety.
The new screen time and parental controls app help you customize your kids' web access and balance healthy screen times. The application is available on iOS and Android.
"Introducing the Family Safety app. Customize your kids' web access, balance healthy screen times, and stay connected to what matters most--all in one place. Available on iOS and Android," Microsoft tweeted.
"Over the past few months, I have been using the preview with my family, and it has been a game-changer! As a kid, my two favourite things to do after school were to ride my bike and play soccer with my neighbourhood friends. Nowadays, my kids are always on their devices, whether playing video games with their friends, on social media or learning remotely. Today, I am excited to share with you how any family worried about their kids’ online safety can benefit from the Microsoft Family Safety app and how it has helped us to create healthier habits for my kids, while also giving my wife and me peace of mind," Liat Ben-Zur, Corporate Vice President, Modern Life, Search, and Devices, Microsoft, said in a statement.
With the help of the Family Safety app, one can use web and search filters to block adult content and set browsing to kid-friendly websites with either allowed or blocked websites list.
This feature helps in maintaining healthy digital habits and works in a tight concert with the Microsoft Edge browser on Windows, Xbox, and Android.