Sunday, February 28

Microsoft Edge will add a child mode to make browsing safer

To reassure parents, Microsoft will provide its Edge browser with a secure mode to frame the experience of children on the web.

Family and all users are always at the heart of Microsoft’s thinking. In its desire to make its Edge browser even more versatile and complete for all, the American giant has finally taken into account a key element for many parents: the safety of navigation for the youngest.

In a future update, Edge should therefore integrate a children’s mode to reinforce security and ensure safeguards when the youngest start on the internet.

To activate it, nothing very complicated. All you need to do is create and then select the child profile on Microsoft Edge, as you would on a service like Netflix or Disney +. The entire browser environment will then adapt.

An environment suitable for children

Children mode will then offer functions adapted to the user’s age. This will go through personalized themes for the browser, sorting in search results using Bing SafeSearch, but also whitelists defined by parents. They will be able to authorize access to certain sites from Edge and modify the list at any time from the “Family” section in the settings.

Microsoft is thus adding a stone to its secure offer for the family which already includes the Xbox Family Settings applications for consoles and Family Safety to track the activity of each member, but also many parental control features on Windows 10 PCs.

The feature is being rolled out for some beta testers Edge Insiders. It will subsequently be generalized to all users.

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