Microsoft announces Microsoft Edge Kids Mode to keep children safe on internet

Microsoft announced a new kid-friendly mode for its Edge browser, which gives users a kid-friendly space. This feature is free and built into Microsoft Edge. Once enabled, parents can customize “Microsoft Edge Kids Mode” to show only approved websites. Parents can further personalize the experience according to the age of the child.

Microsoft Edge currently has two options: the 5-8-year-old option has a simplified browsing experience; the 9-12-year-old option offers more interesting articles for kids, as well as news on topics such as animals, science, and interesting facts.


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Microsoft said in a blog post, “We believe this is a revolutionary approach for parents struggling to cope with all the requirements of life today”. Microsoft Edge Kids Mode provides a protected online environment for kids. So parents can use it with confidence because kids can surf the web on shared devices.”

Functions of Microsoft Edge Kids Mode

The child mode is developed for the scenario where parents and children share the same device. Parents can enable it by selecting “Child Mode” from the profile icon in the upper right corner of the browser window. Once you enabled the Microsoft Edge Kids Mode, it will become a more colorful browser with Disney and Pixar themes. This kids mode will automatically approve 70 popular kid-friendly websites. Parents can add their own websites as well. If the website the child is visiting is not on the approved list. The block page will display the page and provide the option to request permission.

Also when you Kids mode of Microsoft Edge, it will run the browser in full-screen mode. The reason for full-screen display is kids can’t access other apps (like other browsers). Edge privacy will also be set to the strongest setting and, by default, the strictest level of anti-tracking. To prevent children from accidentally exiting “child mode”, parents must enter their credentials before disabling the feature.

The Kids mode of Microsoft Edge is available on Windows and macOS starting today.

Article Source: Xda-Developers

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