How to Set Up Kids Mode in Edge?

Keep Your Kids Safe Online with Microsoft Edge Kids Mode

Microsoft Edge now offers a kid-friendly environment for a safer browsing experience for kids Microsoft Edge’s Kids Mode is a feature that creates an environment for kids to surf the web safely and privately, with a fun design and colors, website filtering protection, and safer online searches . This feature is available from version 90. It’s designed to allow parents to share their Windows 10 devices without worrying about kids interfering with their experience or loading sites that aren’t age-appropriate. When you enable Kids Mode, the experience creates an isolated and restricted profile that appears in full screen based on the age range you choose.

While in the experience , children can only access appropriate websites predefined according to their age. Microsoft Edge includes a selection of websites. But you can always manage the list to add or remove sites as needed. The experience also requires a password to exit to make it harder for users to turn it off and bypass the mod .

In this Windows 10 guide, we will show you the steps to set up and manage Kids Mode settings in the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge.

How to Set Up Kids Mode in Edge?

How to Set Up Kids Mode in Edge

Kids Mode is available from Microsoft Edge version 90. It may take some time before the feature becomes available to everyone. You can always check if you have the latest version on the About Microsoft Edge page. If you have an older version, the browser will automatically download and install it.

  1. To get started with Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge, use these steps:
  2. Open Microsoft Edge.
  3. Click the profile menu in the top right and select Browse in Kids Mode.

Choose the appropriate age range, including:

  • 5-8 years – Offers simplified browsing experience, uses strict search mode and includes fun colors, iconography and changeable wallpapers.
  • 9-12 years old – Provides kid-friendly content, uses strict search mode, and includes fun colors, iconography, and changeable wallpapers.
    • (Optional) Click the Colors and background button.
    • Select the theme for the new tab page.

Microsoft Edge Child Mode Dont Allow

The experience only allows the user to access previously approved websites. If they try to load a site that is not on the list, the action will be blocked. But there will be an option to ask for permission.

To allow users to upload a link that is not in the list, use this step:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Try to load a link that is not in the list .
  3. Click the Get permission button.
  4. Confirm your Windows 10 account password or PIN.

Once you complete the steps, this action will only allow access during the current session. If you are trying to activate the site permanently, you need to change the list of allowed websites using the steps below.

How to Customize Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge?

How to Customize Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge Kids Mode also lets you customize various aspects of the experience. For example, you can define some basic settings to make it easier to create a session. You can change the list of websites that children are allowed to visit while in this mode. You can even manage the links that appear on Kids Mode’s home page.

Change Microsoft Edge Kids Mode Settings

Change Microsoft Edge Kids Mode Settings

  1. Use these steps to adjust Kids Mode settings:
  2. Open Microsoft Edge.
  3. Click the Settings and more menu button.
  4. Select the Settings option.
  5. Click on Family.
  6. Under the “Kids Mode” section, select the age range you always want to use when opening a session:
  7. 5-8 years old.
  8. 9-12 years old.

To set up the experience even faster from the profile menu, turn off the Always require age range before starting Kids Mode switch. After completing the steps, it will only take one click to set the mode from the profile menu.

Manage Allowed Websites List

Manage Allowed Websites List

To change the list of websites teens can visit while in Kids Mode, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click the Settings and more menu button.
  3. Select the Settings option.
  4. Click on Family.
  5. Under the “Kids Mode” section, click Manage sites allowed in Kid Mode.
  6. Click the add website button.
  7. Confirm the URL (for example, Disney.com).
  8. Click the Add button.
  9. Click the X button to delete and block a website.

Once you complete the steps, users will be able to upload new websites based on your configuration .

Manage Quick Links from New Tab

Use these steps to manage adding, removing or editing quick links in Kids Mode:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Hover over a title and click the More options (three dots) button.
  3. Select Rename to change the name of the link.
  4. Select the Remove button to delete the link.
  5. Click the Add site (Plus) button.
  6. Confirm the name and address of the site.
  7. Click the Add button.

You can display up to seven tiles on the home page. If you want to add another link, you must first delete an item and then create the new link.

Exit Microsoft Edge Kids Mode

To exit kid-friendly mode , use these steps:

  1. Move the mouse cursor to the top of the screen to open the address bar.
  2. Click the Kids Mode menu button.
  3. Click the Exit Kids Mode window .
  4. Confirm your Windows 10 account password or PIN.

Alternatively, you can click the X close button to exit. However, in both cases, you will need to confirm your credentials.

Details to Remember

In Microsoft Edge, you don’t need to sign in with your account to use the feature . However, signing in syncs settings and a list of allowed websites across devices, making it easy to set up the experience on any device. If you enable Child Mode, the previous session with your open tabs is saved and closed. Then Kids Mode will turn on and the mode will remain active even after restarting the computer until you manually exit the mode.

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