1. Click “Add a Family Member.”
2. Select “Add a Child.”
3.Enter the child’s Microsoft account email address. If they don’t have a Microsoft account, you must sign them up for one. If your child is too young to have an email address and you click “The person I want to add doesn’t have an email address,” you will be prompted to create a Microsoft account and corresponding @outlook.com email address for them. It’s unfortunate that Microsoft requires child accounts to have email, but parents can use their own email address or create a dummy one.
4. Click Confirm.
5. Click Close. The child’s email account will get an invite.
6. Have the child click Accept on the email.
The child may be prompted to log in to their account. If the Microsoft account lists your child as being under 13, a parent will need to sign in and confirm them as a family member.
If you grant the child permission, you will be asked for a credit card number to verify that you’re actually an adult. So you might be better off just creating a dummy Microsoft account for your child and registering with Microsoft for them.
7. Click “Manage family settings online” in the Windows 10 account settings menu.
Your browser will open to the Microsoft website where you can manage all of your family members’ access.
8. Select the child whose permissions you wish to manage.
9. Use the controls to set restrictions on what sites your child can see, what apps they can use and how long they can use the computer. By default, you will also get weekly activity reports mailed to you.
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