A limited preview of the Microsoft Family Safety app is now available for iOS and Android. The app is meant to help parents find a digital balance, giving their kids digital independence while still setting boundaries, Microsoft said in a recent release.
The Family Safety app can help start conversations about internet safety and screen time limits. In addition, the app offers content controls and activity reporting -- like top websites visited, terms searched and location sharing. Microsoft said it plans to add safety driving features in the coming months as well.
The app is currently only available as a limited preview, with the goal of collecting feedback and making improvements before it's rolled out to the public. But here's how you can try to get approved for the preview:
1. Make sure you have a family group set up through Microsoft. If not, you can create one.
2. Fill out the form that is generated.
3. Read the privacy statement and accept.
4. Submit the form.
Microsoft first announced the Family Safety app in March as a part ofplanned for rollout in the coming months.
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