[Updated] Microsoft Edge Launches Kids Mode on Windows and macOS

Update #1 (04/15): Kids Mode is part of Microsoft Edge 90 which is rolling out now. The update also includes a new downloads flyout and Password Monitor feature.

Update #2 (04/16): Users are currently experiencing issues updating to the latest version of Microsoft Edge, installing extensions and running into other problems. It could be wise to hold off updating if you are still on version 89.

Microsoft has announced a new Kids Mode for Microsoft Edge today. The new feature will be available today for users on Windows and macOS.

Once enabled, it will protect children under 12 from inappropriate online content. The parent will be able to select an age range: between five to eight or nine to twelve years old. These both include ‘Strict’ SafeSearch protection in Bing, blocking adult images, text and content.

Kids Mode will also disable common keyboard shortcuts, so kids cannot override the protection within the browser. It only works on Windows and not macOS, although parents will still need to enter an administrator password to exit the mode.

It also includes a Kids news feed tab on the new tab page, and has options to customise the themes and colours.

Parents can also set permitted websites in allow lists, and kids can request a website to be unlocked through a dedicated block page that appears on a blocked website.

Download the latest version of Microsoft Edge for Intel and Apple Silicon Macs now.

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