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During this COVID-19 pandemic, most of the students are having online classes. Thus they are regularly using the internet, and to make it a safer web for them, Microsoft announced a new "Kids Mode" functionality for its Chromium-powered Microsoft Edge browser.


Kids Mode will allow your kids to safely browse the internet based on an allowed list, do search safely on Bing, view kid-friendly content, lock switching back to default mode under a password, and all these functionalities without creating a new profile.


Microsoft introduces Kids Mode in its Edge browser for a safer web browsing


By announcing the new "Kids Mode" feature, Microsoft detailed what a user can expect from it by adding several "safety guardrails" in place for safer web browsing for kids. Kids Mode is a convenient browsing mode inside Microsoft Edge that’s designed for kids. With its kid-friendly features and safety guardrails in place, Kids Mode is a great place for children to safely explore the web., Microsoft said in the announcement.


Kids Mode feature of Microsoft Edge includes kid-friendly content, safe online browsing based on an allowed list, custom browser themes for kids, Bing SafeSearch set to "strict" by default, and a password to exit from the Kids Mode. Moreover, you won't require to have a child account or profile to set up the permissions for your kids.


The Kid Mode on Microsoft Edge browser is currently limited to US English only and can be accessed on Windows and macOS. The company didn't mention a word about its availability in other markets.



How to enable Kids Mode on Microsoft Edge?

Follow the simple mentioned steps to enable the newly introduced Kids Mode on Microsoft Edge:

  • Click on the profile icon from the top-right corner of the browser and select "Browse in Kids Mode".
  • Now choose the appropriate age range from the options of 5-8 years and 9 and older. This will open up the Kids Mode on your browser.


To exit, click on the Kids Mode icon from the top of the browser and select the Exit Kids Mode window. You will need to enter your credentials to exit.


Things to note:
  • You can always change your age selection in edge://settings/family.
  • After you select the appropriate age, your current browsing window will be saved and closed and a new window for Kids Mode opens in full screen.
  • Until you exit Kids Mode, Microsoft Edge will always launch in Kids Mode.


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