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Safer Family Gaming & Entertainment with Xbox 360: A Simple 10-Step Guide for Parents

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  • Version: 001
  • Category: Document
  • Language: English

This guide provides 10 easy to follow steps that can help parents and caregivers ensure the gaming, and entertainment, experiences they enjoy on their Xbox 360 are appropriate for them and their family.

  • Guidance provided includes: Xbox 360 SetupPhysical SafetyESRB RatingsFamily SettingsFamily TimerSecret Pass codeOnline SafetyKinect Safety Features


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