Microsoft has announced that it will introduce separate activity reports for children and teenagers to help parents understand how their kids use computers at home.
The announcement was made while addressing privacy concerns surrounding the data collection and tracking features in Windows 10.
Terry Myerson, head of the Windows and Devices Group, said in a blog post that a future update to Windows 10’s family features will default to settings “designed to be more appropriate for teenagers, compared to younger children.”
Windows 10 sends users weekly reports of their children’s usage habits, such as the sites they visit and the apps they use. Many users found the feature unnecessary and in violation of their kids’ privacy.
The update will most likely cause Windows 10 to turn off weekly reports, but won’t shut off usage tracking entirely, since they’re working on ways to further enhance the notifications that kids and parents get about activity reporting in Windows.