Web browser Microsoft Edge now has special mode for kids

The Edge web browser from tech company Microsoft includes a special mode for children between the ages of five and twelve: Kids Mode. Parents are given the option to set their own filters and can specify which sites their child may visit, Microsoft reports.

Kids Mode can be set for two different age groups: children between the ages of five and eight and children between the ages of nine and 12.

Microsoft Edge kids mode

That older age group can freely look around and click on pages with child-friendly content, such as news written for children. Also, the mode features colourful themes to brighten up the browser and has a list of specially selected websites.

Kids Mode is activated from Microsoft Edge’s profile window. To prevent children from going back to the standard version of Edge, you can only get out of Kids Mode with a password. Furthermore, the SafeSearch option of search engine Bing is automatically set to “Strict”, and third-party tracking is severely restricted.

Enable kids mode in Microsoft Edge

  • Click the profile icon in the top right corner.
  • Click on “Kids mode”
  • That is it.

The feature is available for the Windows and macOS versions of Edge.

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