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Parents: New video helps you get up to speed on gaming controls before the holidays

Written By published December 18, 2019

Jessica Chobot and guest

Just in time for the holidays, the Xbox team has released a special video with must-know gaming tips for families. Host Jessica Chobot – full-time gamer and mother – covers a wide range of topics, including how to setup a new console ahead of time so kids can get right into gaming, how to set up screen time limits and content filters, and family-friendly games to consider.

The short video includes lots of helpful tips, but if there is one main takeaway for parents it’s this: make sure your children are using a child or teen account when using their Xbox One console or Windows 10 device. These accounts give you access to customizable and easy to use family settings so you can decide what is right for your children:

  • Screen Time Limits: Manage how much gaming time is appropriate for each day of the week.
  • Content filters: Ensure kids only have access to age-appropriate content.
  • Privacy: Determine who your kids can play and chat with.
  • Spending Limits: Avoid surprise spending by setting up an allowance or requiring your permission to make any purchases.

Head over to Xbox Wire to watch the video and find out more.