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Xbox have launched their Xbox Family Settings app, which is available for FREE to download for iOS and Android. The app gives parents the tools to manage screen time limits, respond to notifications and much more and is available on Xbox One and from November 10th will also be available on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

Once a child account has been set up, parents can customise access to gaming for each child:

  • Screen time limits - set limits for each day of the week; for example, you can allow for more game time on weekends or reduce it during the school week as well as award extra screen time as a reward.
  • Content filters - set filters based on the age of each child.
  • Play and communication settings - choose the option to block all access to play and communication with other players, limit access to 'friends only' or grant permission for older children to play and chat with 'everyone'.
  • Friends list - approve or decline friends requests and view your child's friends list.
  • Activity reports - view daily and weekly activity reports for each child to understand how they are spending their time on Xbox.


For more information about the Xbox Fmaily Settings app, visit family-app.



This week the children have been discussing the app Tik Tok.


Tik Tok is a popular app commonly used by many children and young adults. Although this app does have a 13+ age restriction, we are aware that many children use and have access to this app through their older siblings and family members. Tik Tok have taken the step to introduce a new 'family safety mode' designed to give parents tighter control over their child's mobile phone habits. This will allow parents to turn features on and off remotely, giving parents more control of what their child is viewing via the app, apply screen time controls by restricting how long the app can be used each day and limiting which messages can be received.