Set up My Family to better manage your kids’ app downloads

Microsoft has always had a penchant for family safety. Whether it was the PC, the Xbox, or Zune, you’re most likely to find a feature that involves monitoring and controlling what sort of information the kids can get access to. Windows Phone 8 is no exception either. The My Family feature in Windows lets you add your kids to the Windows Phone website and then choose what sort of apps and games they can download and enjoy on their Windows phone.

To set up the My Family feature you’ll need to know the Microsoft account email address and password of your kids. If you have just bought your child a Windows Phone 8 and want to be able to restrict what stuff they download from the Windows App Store, here’s what you need to do. Psst…You can set up this feature even if you don’t own a Windows Phone.