On the 20th June in the UK, Microsoft launched the Safer Families programme for parents to help their kids stay safer online.
According to recent Microsoft research which involved 1000 parents in the UK with children at home aged 5-16 years:
- 98 percent of UK parents with children at home agree that protecting their children online is necessary, yet almost 50 percent have not used the family safety settings or functions on the devices their children use.
- Of these, 50 percent don’t know how to do so, and 50 percent know how, but just haven’t done it yet.
Microsoft provides parental controls that are built into its products and services. The new Safer Families programme is designed to help parents remove the feeling of ”parental tech paralysis” and switch on safety settings across the Microsoft technology & devices as home.
Parents/carers and schools and settings can earn more about the Safer Families program including videos and guidance about how to turn on parental controls on Microsoft devices via the Safer Families website