It is becoming increasingly common to see kids surfing on the internet freely, that is why Microsoft Edge will have a Kids Mode to protect them from harmful contents. In fact, you don’t need to go far, you can observe this fact just by entering TikTok or Instagram.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the kids are taking online classes, there are many kids who are exposed to the Internet more or less consciously and the vast majority of parents do not know how to deal with this situation.
Microsoft Edge Kids Mode is coming soon
The parental controls of applications, games, and browsers, are almost never activated, which is why Microsoft Edge is testing a mode exclusively for kids. Kids Mode will be for a special age group and it will be a safe way for young people to enjoy the benefits of the Internet.
Going into the features of Edge’s Kids Mode, we know that Microsoft is testing it now and the mode has Bing SafeSearch enabled. This ensures complete child protection on the Internet, as it establishes strict mode prevention within the browser.
This new Kids Mode is aimed at children between 5 and 12 years old and it is initiated through Edge’s profile selector. This is not a child account, but another kind of profile where the mode would be activated automatically after configuration.
It is assumed that a child of that age does not have a computer for individual use, but may share it with other siblings or parents. It would then be necessary to know how to activate the profiles on a shared computer.
As strict as Kids Mode is, if a kid wants to enter a website that we know is suitable for him/her, but the system blocks it, we can grant permission for a specific website. Adults will be able to configure which sites the system has to block and which ones they can give access to. To exit this mode, a password will be required.
As we said Kids Mode is in the testing phase, so little by little more details will be coming out and with user feedback, they will be strengthening and improving some aspects. There are no details about its release date but it should be up and running very soon.