How To Set Parental Controls On Netflix?

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Be it a kid-friendly animated series or an over-the-top murder thriller; there are extensive choices of Netflix shows for all age groups. While keeping your kids engaged with Netflix cartoons are quite common, you never know when those tender finders will mistakenly find something which is obscene or brutal this is why setting up parental controls on Netflix is very important.

Netflix service providers have come up with the pin-operated parental control to keep those shows off the limits of the kids which are not suitable for them. Not only that Netflix allows to set up parental controls on the account level but it also allows you to chose general maturity level for content to make sure each child watches the relevant rated content for them. More over specific shows and specific profiles can be controlled by parents. Read our how to guide below to make sure you put the right content in front of your child.

How to guide for parents to help protect their kids on Netflix

Account and Profile Settings

You can either set up a 4-digit pin for playing any show above the chosen maturity level or a 4-digit pin for specific shows. You can also choose a maturity level for a profile dedicated to your kids so that only the suitable contents according to their age-specific maturity level is shown to them.

Parental controls on Netflix for shows above maturity level

  1. Open Netflix.com from web browser
  2. Go to Account
  3. Select Your Account how to put parental control on netflix step 1
  4. Go to Parental Controls link
  5. Enter password
  6. Choose ContinueHow To Set Parental Controls On Netflix step 2How To Set Parental Controls On Netflix step 3
  7. Enter 4 numbers (no letters)
  8. You will get 4 options of protection level – Little Kids (all), Older Kids (age group 7+, 13+ in some), Teens (age group 13+) and Adults (16+ and 18+)
  9. Choose your desired maturity level
  10. Click on Save

How To Set Parental Controls On Netflix step 4

Parental controls on Netflix for Specific Shows

The procedure is same up to setting up or entering the pin. That is –

  1. Open Netflix.com from web browser
  2. Go to Account
  3. Select Your Account
  4. Go to Parental Controls link
  5. Enter password
  6. Choose Continue
  7. Enter your 4-digit pin.

The following window will open. Enter the details and click on Save.

How To Set Parental Controls On NetFlix step 5

Try Parental Control Apps

If you are still not convinced about the parental control steps given by Netflix and are worried about your children’s internet usage, the best solution is parental control apps. These third-party applications would not just scrutinize Netflix usage on your child’s smartphone but also let you control lots of other features.

The most useful part about these apps is that they are untraceable, and your kids won’t even know that their phones are being tracked or monitored by you. This way, you will be able to build a safe environment for your kids in the online world and protect them from the harms of inappropriate internet exposure.

These applications come with a plethora of features such as web filter and SafeSearch, screen time limit, location tracking & driving report, app blocker & app activity tracker, Youtube and social media monitor, text messages, and porn images alert, and many more.

Here are the top parental control apps that you can use to set parental controls on Netflix-

1) Bark lets you monitor more than 30 social media platforms along with text messages, Youtube, and emails from your child’s phone. The best part about Bark is that instead of making you manage all the threats manually, it sends you instant alerts about any adult content access, sexting, cyberbullying, drug use, or suicidal thoughts.

2) Mspy records all calls, incoming, outgoing, or deleted text messages from your child’s phone and also gives you the live location of your child via live GPS tracking. Furthermore, it tracks every keystroke & every tap on your kid’s smartphone.

3) Qustodio is a user-friendly application that lets you manage the screen time of apps on your child’s phone along with the games and social media activities. It maintains a track of all the phone calls and text messages and also lets you filter and block inappropriate content on your children’s smartphones without them knowing. With Qustodio, you also get detailed daily, weekly, and monthly reports of your child’s smartphone usage.

 4) Norton is a popular online security suite that not just scans dangerous viruses from your devices but also lets you manage your child’s smartphone activities. For example, with Norton, you can limit the screen time and quickly block and filter any inappropriate content.

To put parental control via such apps you have to follow the given steps:

  1. Register yourself by creating an account on the app. You can also register the same app on your kid’s phone.
  2. Configure the settings on your phone as well as your kid’s phone (without them knowing if you want to keep it unidentified).
  3. Connect and monitor your child’s phone via your smartphone.
  4. Using the app, you can block certain apps/websites on your child’s smartphone, and they won’t ever know about it.
  5. If you want to put some restrictions on Netflix usage, you can go to the “Screen Time” option and set up a time duration for the device usage.

This way, your kids won’t be able to access the harmful content all over the internet and would only use the features and consume the content suitable for them. Plus, you will be able to track their location, their friend circle, and detect any potential threat.

Here you can select the protection level (as discussed earlier) and type the name of the shows which you want to be inaccessible to your kids. It is helpful when you want to keep your kids away from some specific shows or don’t want them to watch certain shows without permission.

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Parental controls on Netflix For Specific Profile

While setting up pins for your profile can safeguard the kids from watching unsuitable contents, creating a profile according to their maturity level can reduce your tension altogether as here you can select the shows which they like and put on a maturity level so that no unsuitable content shows up. Here is how to customize your kid’s profile –

  1. Open Netflix.com
  2. The window will show the profiles under headline “Who’s Watching”
  3. Go to Manage ProfilesHow To Set Parental Controls On Netflix step 6
  4. Select your kid’s profile
  5. Go to Allowed TV Shows and Movies
  6. Select Maturity Level:

For Little Kids only (all), Older Kids and below, Teens and below and All maturity level (not suitable for kids)

  1. Click on Save.

How To Set Parental Controls On Netflix step 7

As it is not possible to keep track all the time at what your kids are watching on Netflix, you should regularly track your kids’ viewing activity from their profile to ensure that they are not sneaking onto mature contents.

If you followed all the steps above you  should now have parental control on Netflix and should be worry less now with the kind of video content your kids are consuming or have access to on Netflix.

Another huge platform where kids get exposed to rated content is Facebook. Learn how to set up parental control on Facebook in the next guide.

 

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Mark Harris

Mark Harris

A concerned 46 year old father of 3, ages 16, 12 & 9, Computer scientist "As part of my parenting quest to keep my children safe in the online world, I've researched and tested many parental control apps. I take great pride in contributing to other parents quests by sharing my reviews on Parental Control Now".

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