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#1 How to set up parental controls on Netflix
Netflix takes a different approach while setting Parental Control. There soft controls and then there are hard controls.
Under Soft controls, Netflix allows you to have multiple profiles and set maturity level for each individual profile that will determine the content you can access.
There are four types:
- For little children only – Suitable for all ages
- For older children and younger — Suitable for older kids
- For teens and below – Suitable for teens
- All maturity levels — Mature content
Note: The hard control will allow you to set a pin code to access an account that allows access to mature content.
How to set up Soft controls
How to set up Hard controls
How to see viewing activity
#2 How to set parental controls for Prime Video (Amazon)
We recommend navigating to the Prime Video webpage from either you mobile device or your computer because it’s easier to implement the following steps (the app is more limited):
1.Set a parental pin code and decide when the pin code will be required
2. Scroll down to select Viewing Restrictions
3. View Watch History
4. Purchase pin restriction
5. Turn off AutoPlay
#3 How to set parental controls on YouTube
Parents should know that YouTube’s Restricted mode is easy for any child to deactivate. Because of this, we recommend that parents discourage their child from using the YouTube app, and be sure to use Safari Restrictions. Safari Restrictions will still provide some protection in YouTube’s browser version even if Restricted mode is turned off, but do not work in the YouTube app.
For the computer:
For the iphone/ipad (the browser version):
For the iphone/ipad (the app):
If parents want to monitor their kids on YouTube, they can:
- Use Screen Time (iOS 12) to see how much time their kids are spending on it
- Review Watch History found in YouTube’s Settings
See Our Complete Guide to YouTube for more information.
If parents have concerns about YouTube, there is also YouTube Kids which already filters out content. For a more dependable content filtering solution there is Mobicip. It is the only content filter that works for both youtube.com and the YouTube app, and it also blocks private browsing (~$40/year).
#4 How to set parental controls on Comcast
Any Comcast cable subscriber can restrict access to Xfinity On Demand and Pay Per View programs by setting up a Purchase PIN. This PIN will be required before any program can be purchased.