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Together we can keep kids safer on Xbox

At Xbox, we take our responsibility to society and the gaming community very seriously. We know players of all ages come to Xbox to have fun, and you deserve the reassurance that we have invested in the right security, safety and privacy measures that support all. The first step to keeping kids safe is to ensure a child account is set up for any young gamers in your family.

Create a child account

If you have children 13 or under who use an Xbox console, we encourage you to set up a child account for them. Features of properly setting up an account include managing a child’s gaming activities like screen time, spending limits, privacy and content settings and more.

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From the Xbox Family Settings mobile app

Download the Xbox Family Settings mobile app for iPhone and Android devices

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From a web browser

Visit to sign in and then set up a family group and manage child accounts.

From your Xbox console

Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the guide. Select Profile & system > Settings > Account > Family settings > Manage family members.

Resources for parents

Learn more about what data we collect, how we use it, and manage your child’s privacy settings, or ask us to delete the account.

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Xbox Family Settings App

Easily manage your children’s gaming activities on Xbox console, all from your phone and in real time.

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Privacy Dashboard

Sign in to manage Xbox data, including additional Microsoft data.

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Privacy Statement

To learn more about Xbox privacy, read the Xbox section of the Microsoft Privacy Statement.


Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

The Children’s Online Privacy Protect Act gives you control over the information companies collect from your children under 13. To learn more, read the Federal Trade Commission’s Protecting Your Child’s Privacy Online.


Frequently Asked Questions