What you need to know
- Microsoft Edge has rolled out a new Kids Mode.
- Parents can use the mode to set up a safe browsing environment for their kids.
Microsoft is launching a new Kids Mode for its Edge browser (opens in new tab).
As reported by The Verge, Kids Mode (opens in new tab), rather than being a separate app, is built right into the Edge browser. Parents can set it up without much trouble and, when enabled, kids will only be able to visit approved websites.
Kids Mode will let parents choose between two age ranges: five to eight years or nine to twelve years. Both ranges filter out text, images, and videos from searches that would be inappropriate for children. While the company has enabled 70 websites that are popular for kids, parents can add additional sites for them to access as well. One thing to note is that shortcut restrictions are not enabled for macOS, so the child could use them to attempt to exit kids mode if they knew the right shortcut command.
Kids can also customize the themes, colors, and the new tab background in Kids Mode. Microsoft has teamed up with Disney and Pixar as well to offer movie-based themes like The Little Mermaid and Finding Nemo.
Kids Mode is available now in the Microsoft Edge browser for macOS. It is, of course, also available on Windows.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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