Controls & Settings guide

Xbox One

Parental Controls for Xbox One can be set for each of your children’s individual profiles, allowing you to prevent unauthorised purchases, ensuring your children only access age-appropriate content and restrict the ability to chat to strangers online.

What do I need?

An Xbox One account for your child.

Restrictions you can apply

Inappropriate content

Browser access


Game ratings



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Step by Step Instructions


When on the Xbox one dashboard select ‘Settings’.


Select the ‘Privacy & online safety’ menu.


Select ‘Child defaults’ to restrict all adult content from the user. Or select ‘Custom’ to customise the settings for your preference.


Next, Select ‘Use, but customise’.


There will be a number of default privacy settings you can choose from. Select one and either keep the default settings or customise them to suit your needs.


Next select ‘content & apps’ and choose the ‘Access to content & apps menu’.


Choose what age group you want restricted too.

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