‘Safer Families’ helps mom and dad learn parental settings for Xbox, Windows and Windows Phone

In a recent Microsoft survey of 1,000 parents of children ages 5 to 16, half said they don’t know how to use online safety settings on the devices their children use. The other half know how – but haven’t done it yet. Now, Safer Families, makes it fast and easy to learn the settings they can control in a series of short videos about Xbox, Xbox 360, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Phone.

“The new Safer Families program is designed to help parents remove the feeling of ‘parental tech paralysis’ and switch on safety settings across their Microsoft technology and devices at home,” writes Kim Sanchez, director of Trustworthy Computing, in a blog post.

The video about parental controls for Xbox One, for example, is shown above. To learn more about all the videos, and Safer Families, head over to the Security & Tips Talk blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff