Netflix offers an enormous library of entertainment for you and your family. As the streaming platform offers one account to be used across multiple devices and by multiple users each having their own viewer preferences, it’s really convenient setting up a profile for your kids.
However, the platform has a ton of age-inappropriate content that children can stumble across. Fret not — Netflix enables parents to set parental controls on the content their kids watch and restrict access to mature content, so they are exposed to shows fitted for their age.
As of April 2020, Netflix also rolled out a few more parental controls that let you know what your kids are watching, block certain shows and set up a profile with specific movies and shows appropriate for kids and teenagers.
Before their new parental controls, Netflix only had a “Kids” profile that limited content to only kid-friendly content. But, the Kids profile was quite limiting, especially for older kids who could watch some mature shows, but not rated-R content.
In any case, parental controls are a great way to help your kid learn to make appropriate choices and teach them how to manage screen time independently. Of course, parental controls have the best effect if you have a conversation with your kids about why you are restricting their access to some content.
Below, we’ve explained how you can easily set up parental controls on Netflix.
You can set up parental control both through the Netflix app and on your web browser. However, it’s best if you do it through your web browser as it allows more options.
On the Viewing Restrictions page, you can block specific movies or shows that you think are not appropriate for your kids.
If you’ve set the Viewing Restriction, but you still want to keep an eye on your kid’s watching activity on Netflix, you can do that too. This is how:
You can also visit your profile's Viewing Activity and delete "Recently Watched" on Netflix from your viewing history if you want to keep it clean and not get the recently watched list popping up on your profile all the time.
If you don’t want your kids to access any of your other family members’ profiles and watch content with no restrictions, you can lock away other profiles behind a pin code. To do this:
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