Set up Parental Controls for Netflix

Updated: May 20

If you want to let your child have the freedom to explore and watch Netflix, make sure you set up these parental controls first.

Here are our top 5 parental control settings we recommend:


1. Set up a Netflix Kids profile for younger children.

We recommend setting up a Netflix Kids profile for the young ones, as the Netflix Kids experience has a simplified look and feel, and only has shows that are suitable for kids. It also blocks the kids from accessing your account settings from this profile. To set this profile up:

1. Go to Manage Profiles page 2. Select Add Profile 3. Select Kids


2. Set up an account PIN for restricted content

Even if you have set up a separate profile for children, they can still access your (or any other adult's) profile, so you should set up an account PIN to restrict mature content. Here's what to do:


1. Verify your age in the Account page

2. Create a four-digit PIN. This PIN must be entered to watch R21 movies, so it prevents little ones from accidentally viewing something inappropriate. In the latest update of parental controls, you can also set a PIN to access each profile.


3. Choose the maturity ratings displayed on their profile.

You can choose to set a maturity rating for a specific Netflix profile, which means they will only see shows that fit that rating. To set maturity levels, follow this;


1. Go to your Account page

2. Open the Profile & Parental Controls settings for your child's profile

3. Change the Viewing Restrictions setting.

4. It should prompt you to enter your Netflix password

5. Set the maturity rating level you want to allow, and save.




4. Filter or block specific titles.

If you don't want your child to accidentally watch raunchy titles like Bridgerton or violent shows like Peaky Blinders, you can choose to filter them out.


1. Go to your Account page on the web browser

2. Open Profile & Parental Controls

3. Change the Viewing Restrictions setting

4. Under Title Restrictions, type in the show's name and click on it to add it to the list, then save.


5. Turn off episode autoplay.

If you're concerned about controlling screen time and you don't want your kid to watch too many episodes in one sitting, you have the option to turn off episode autoplay. Here's how to turn off Netflix's episode autoplay:


1. Go to your Account page

2. Select Profile and Parental Controls

3. Change the playback settings

4. Uncheck the option to "Autoplay next episode in a series on all devices" and save.




Conclusion: There are a lot of great children's content on Netflix for the little ones to watch. Set up these parental controls to safeguard the types of content they're watching and have peace of mind when they want to explore Netflix by themselves. We're all about creating digital independence step-by-step.


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