Microsoft provides a way for you to limit who your child can connect to on their XBox, whether their real name is given, and whether they can use video communication. These are just a few of the XBox privacy settings that you can adjust if the XBox is connected to your Microsoft account. Learn how to set this up today in today’s episode.
Now if you’ve already set up family accounts in Windows 10, you have also gained the ability to set up some rules about privacy on your Xbox. Today we’ll talk about how you can access those rules and how you configure them, so let’s jump right in.
Type family into the Cortana search bar. From here, select the option that says allow family members to use this PC. If you haven’t added your children yet, you can go back and review episode five to see how to do that from this screen.
Select the option that says manage family settings online, this will open your browser to the family settings. Under the child that you want to edit, select the Xbox privacy options item. This will launch you into the Xbox privacy and online safety setting screen, from here you can adjust any of the privacy settings. You should spend time reviewing each option here to determine what the value should be. Some of these settings include items like allowing video communication and giving out your child’s real name. There are two additional pages included in this screen that have settings you need to review.
The first is for Xbox One and Windows 10 online safety settings. In addition, there’s another page for Xbox 360 online safety settings. Now if you have an Xbox 360, you’ll need to review both of these screens. These screens cover features like whether your child can add friends and what they can purchase from the Xbox store. With these settings, you can make sure that you know what your child can and can’t do while using your Xbox console if it’s connected to your Microsoft account.