Family View is a feature for parents and families to establish their own rules for what components of Steam are accessible.
You can use Family View to limit an account's access to a subset of its content and features. With Family View, access to the Steam Store, Library, Community, Friends content and other features may be gated by the entry of an secret PIN.
We encourage you to create a Steam account with your child. If there are features of Steam that you would like to exclude from the experience, you can restrict access using Family View. You may also choose to enable Family View on your own Steam account if you would rather they share your Steam Account.
To enable Family View:
If you’ve opted to only allow access to a subset of the account’s library, your account’s library will include a new group called Family Games. Family Games are the games you’ve chosen to remain accessible while in Family View.
In order to add and remove games from this list you first need to disable Family View:
Then, you can authorize the game with one of two methods:
To modify your Family View options:
To remove Family View from your or your child’s account:
This will remove all restrictions from the account. If you wish to enable Family View in the future, simply revisit the "Family" tab in Settings and step through the Family View wizard once more. Your selected options will remain the same if you disable and re-enable the feature again in the future.
If you have lost or forgotten your PIN and a recovery email address has been specified, you are able to request an email containing a link to disable Family View on your account here: http://store.steampowered.com/parental/requestrecovery
If you haven't set a recovery email address yet, you can do so by visiting the following link: http://store.steampowered.com/parental/setrecovery
If you have lost your PIN and haven't set a recovery email, please contact Steam Support