Windows 10: Family controls not affecting Microsoft things, how to block

Discus and support Family controls not affecting Microsoft things, how to block in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; My kids are 8 and 12 and we've used Microsoft Family controls since we got them computers last year with varying success, but seem to have a good... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by judylmc, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. judylmc Win User

    Family controls not affecting Microsoft things, how to block


    My kids are 8 and 12 and we've used Microsoft Family controls since we got them computers last year with varying success, but seem to have a good balance finally with the only permit allowed websites setting and time limits on apps and the device itself. However, I have a few issues I cannot seem to figure out:


    - they have discovered that they can access websites not explicitly allowed in Edge through Cortana and the search from the task bar

    - they've discovered the earn points and be able to win things section on the microsoft website and although I don't have microsoft.com explicitly allowed, that doesn't seem to matter, nor can I block it as far as I can tell. They are wasting HOURS on this when they should be doing schoolwork.

    - they can sometimes bypass blocks by clicking furiously over and over to open apps

    - they also find ways to waste time instead of doing school using things like the snip and save feature and editing things there, etc. and I can't figure out how to block those sorts of system level features and applications


    Thanks for any help!

    :)
     
    judylmc, Apr 5, 2021
    #1

  2. Microsoft Family will not block Facebook

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

    The current design of Family Safety web filtering is to block the exact name of the website that you added to your blocked list and it doesn't matter if they use http or https when accessing the website as long as the name of the
    website is listed it will still be blocked by Family Safety.

    Please provide additional information to help you better.

    1) Have you tried accessing the blocked website using either of these parameters http:// or https:// and see some difference?

    2) Are you managing the Family safety settings through the Family safety website or through the control panel?

    3) If you are using the website, what level of web filtering restrictions did you apply?

    If the web filtering restriction level is set to ‘Warn on adult’, it will allow all websites but only shows a warning when an adult website is visited. I would suggest you to set the web filtering level to either ‘Online communication’
    or ‘General interest’ or ‘Designed for Children’ filters which will block all adult website. Refer to these steps:

    a) Log into the Family safety website (https://familysafety.microsoft.com/
    ).

    b) Click on the child account and click on ‘Web filtering’ in the left pane.

    c) Click on “restriction level’ and choose the appropriate filter.

    If you are managing Family safety through control panel, then follow these steps:

    a) Press Windows key + F, set the search filter to settings.

    b) Type ‘Family safety’ and click on the Family safety tile.

    c) Click on the child account and then click on the ‘Set web filtering’.

    d) Choose the appropriate filter.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.
     
    Anju Thekkethil, Apr 5, 2021
    #2
  3. Microsoft Family not blocking Apps

    Hi,

    Microsoft family features are designed to help you keep tabs on your kids' computer and online activities. If your child uses a PC or Xbox, you may already have set up a family in order to use parental controls. To isolate the issue, please answer the following
    questions:

    • Is the app blocked under the child account when you set up My Family?
    • Can you send us a screenshot showing your Family settings?

    We're looking forward to your reply.

    Regards.
     
    Dennis Zac, Apr 5, 2021
    #3
  4. Carlo Fer Win User

    Family controls not affecting Microsoft things, how to block

    Microsoft family blocking chrome

    Hello
    MayceHoag,


    To disable family features and turn off family settings on Windows 10, I suggest that you follow the steps outlined in these support articles:


    Make sure you're signed in with your Microsoft account to
    account.microsoft.com/family
    .

    If you would like me to provide additional advice, simply respond to this thread. I will get notified and I’ll reply to you as soon as I can.
     
    Carlo Fer, Apr 5, 2021
    #4
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