There's a pandemic affecting our world and your home may be infected! It's a game called "Fortnite" and there's a way you can limit how long your kids can play it.

I'm tired of hearing my son tell me "this match is almost finished" or "I'm in the middle of a battle" every time he's called for dinner. So I looked up how to set a limit on the amount of screen time he gets, hopefully you can use these steps too.

Below are the steps you can take on Xbox One and Playstation 4 to set up parental controls. I found a couple videos for you to reference as well.


Here's how to set up Parental Controls and time limits on Xbox One:

  1. Log into your Microsoft account at account.microsoft.com/family.
  2. Click "Add a family member."
  3. Put in your child's email address that they use for their Xbox Live account and enter their password.
  4. Select "Yes" to join the family as a child.
  5. Under the "Your family" section, select "Screen time" next to your child's name.
  6. Toggle on Xbox Screen Time.
  7. Set the maximum screen time per day to what you want it to be.

Here's how to set up Parental Controls and time limits on Playstation 4:

  1. On the home screen, scroll to the right and select "Settings."
  2. Click "Parental Controls."
  3. Click "Restrict Use of PS4 Features."
  4. Navigate to "Play Time Controls."
  5. Switch "Do Not Restrict" to "Restrict."
  6. You can either set the console to notify your kid when time is up, or have the PS4 log them out.
  7. From there, set the daily play limits that you want.