Netflix has parental controls that can be set for individual view profiles, so if you have say a family of 4 you can create profiles for each of your family members. This article will walk you through how to set the parental controls for a Netflix user profile.
First, there is no one master account that sets the parental controls for all accounts on a single page. I wish there was, and I wish you can set so 1 account requires a password to login compared to another account instead of it being just a choice the first time you open Netflix.
Like right from the profiles tab, I would like to be able to set parental controls for each profile here:
But alas, you can’t and you have to login as each profile one at a time for the ones you want to set parental controls on. So once you login with the user profile you want to set parental controls on, you click on Your Account.
On this screen there is a link next to Your Profile to select Parental Control Settings.
From here you can set your Parental Controls based on only 4 options, Little Kids, Older Kids, Teens and Adults. Repeat for any other profiles after clicking save.
The Parental Controls for Netflix are not as flexible as the ones for Sky Digital unfortunately, where sky offers a parental controls system called Sky Shield which allows parents to restrict content either by the 3 rating categories, PG (under 13), 13 to 13 and over, and 18 to adults only. They also have the ability to use 10 categories of content to create manual exception blocks if you don’t want to rely on the specific 3 content ratings. I like the manual exception block better as sometimes content can fall into any of the ranges and it is they type of content you want excluded, not necessarily it based on just ratings.
How many of you are using the Netflix parental controls?
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