How to set up a child’s account
On shared devices with Windows 11, it’s a good idea to create separate accounts for different family members to help keep children safe online.
To set up a child’s account:
Step 1 – Sign in to the administrator account (or your account if you are the only user).
Step 2 – Search settings in the search bar in the bottom middle of the screen. Click Settings and then Account.
Step 3 – Click Family and then Add someone.
Step 4 – Create a Microsoft account email address for your child by clicking Create one for a child under the box and following the prompts (or enter one they already use). This should be a personal account rather than a school account. Once added, you will get a notification that they have joined your family.
Step 5 – Under Your family, confirm that your child has been added. Then, login to their account.
Step 6 – When you first sign in on your child’s account, there are additional steps to complete setup. From your account, click the Windows icon in the bottom centre point of the screen. Then, click your profile icon/name to select your child’s account.
Step 7 – Enter their username and password to confirm their account and approve the sign-in. Then, open Microsoft Edge to complete the first-time open tasks before returning to your own account.