How to make Netflix safer for your kids

How to make Netflix safer for your kids

If you have a Netflix account, then you’re probably aware of the Kids Profile. It’s a handy feature that allows you to share child-friendly content with your kids. But what if you want to have more control over that feature? Fret not as Netflix introduced new settings to give parents the peace of mind Here’s how to make Netflix safer for your kids.

The first thing you need to do is log in to your Netflix account and go to your account settings. You can also access it through this link:

Next, go to Profile & Parental Controls then click on the kid’s profile. From here,  you can access the following features:

Viewing Restrictions

You can set the Profile Maturity Rating for your kid’s profile. So far, there are five settings: All, 7+, 13+, 16+, and 18+. Make sure to select the rating according to your kid’s age.

There’s also a section here called Kids Profile. Make sure to tick the box to enable ‘Display the Netflix Kids experience with titles just for kids.’

Below Kids Profile is another setting called Title Restrictions, which allows you to enter a specific show or movie name that will not show under this profile regardless of the selected Maturity Rating. Once you’re done, just click on Save.


Profile Lock

Some kids might know their way around Netflix and able to switch profiles. In this case, you might want to protect individual profiles with PINs.

Simply go to the Profile & Parental Controls then click on the profile that you don’t want kids to access. Select Profile Lock and tick the box that says ‘Require a PIN to access profile.’ Enter the PIN, then click on Save. You can also require the PIN when adding new profiles.

Viewing Activity

Want to know what your kid is watching? Go to Profile & Parental Controls. Click on your kid’s profile then click on ‘view’ under Viewing Activity. From here, you can check the shows or movies your kids have watched.

Playback Settings

Unlike us adults, kids shouldn’t binge-watch on Netflix. If you agree, then you can change the autoplay controls on your kid’s profile. Just go to the Playback Settings and disable the autoplay feature for the next episodes and previews.

And that’s it. If you’re using Netflix to entertain children during quarantine, make sure to use these features to make it safer for them. If you have other suggestions, let us know in the comments below.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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