Microsoft Edge for macOS has been updated with a new Kids Mode. The mode locks kids with access to only safe websites. To access kids mode, select the profile photo on the upper right corner and choose “Browse in Kids Mode.” After this, users will be able to opt between 5-8 and 9-12 years old.
Irrespective of what you select, both the options include the highest level of tracking prevention in Edge and strict Bing SafeSearch to filter out adult text, images, and videos from searches. Apart from 70 popular kids’ websites that are automatically allowed, parents would have to individually add any additional websites in addition to that.
“It’s a free, protected online environment for kids 12 and under that gives parents peace of mind when their kids browse the web on a shared device,” explains Divya Kumar, product director of Microsoft Edge, in an interview with the Verge.
The major difference between the two age groups is that the 9-12 one includes a news feed on the new tab page in Kids Mode, with curated articles from MSN for Kids, focusing on science, fun facts, and animals.
Kids Mode also has some cosmetic changes in partnership with Disney and Pixar as Finding Nemo and The Little Mermaid wallpapers.