Parents – Xbox 360 Safety and Privacy

So your Child is playing their Xbox 10hrs a day 7 days a week during half term holidays and you feel like you have no control on how to get them out of their bedroom and get them some fresh air. You may feel like you don’t have the tech skills to turn off the box, well help is at hand. The Xbox 360 website has some handy advice and guidelines that might help.

Here are the highlights but check out their website for more information.

Parental controls allow you as a parent to choose:

  • Which games can be played.
  • Which films and TV shows can be watched.
  • How long each family member can use the console on a daily or weekly basis.
  • Whether or not someone can access Xbox LIVE.

Online Saftey/Privacy allows you to control/restrict what your child can see when going online.

Healthy Gaming Guide This includes info on:

Musculoskeletal Disorders caused by gaming

Bad Positions whilst gameing, which includes RSI

Duration, Taking breaks, relaxing, having a balenced diet (not going without food and water for too long a period)


Some sections have illustrations and sreen shots to help you navigate any menus.


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