Netflix parental controls – how to block kids from watching adult TV shows and movies

WITH most of us having to spend a lot more time inside it's likely more Netflix watching will occur.

If you're concerned about your kids accessing TV shows and films for adults then you'll need the following parental control advice.

Netflix allows you to block specific shows so you can protect against any content that's not age appropriate.

This protection comes in the form of creating a specific four digit PIN number.

Netflix also has a child specific page for much younger viewers.

However, it's quite easy to exit this section.

How to block shows on Netflix

First, log in to Netflix and click on your profile icon.

Hover over your profile icon so it looks like the image below.

Click on "Account" in the drop down menu and then scroll down to "Settings" and "Parental controls".

Once you click on "Parental controls" you'll be asked for your Netflix password.

Then you'll be given the option to "Create PIN".

Choose your four digit PIN and click "Save".

Then scroll down to "Restrict Maturity Level" and you'll be able to select what type of content will be blocked with your PIN.

Netflix has categorised shows into which age groups it thinks they are appropriate for including "Little Kids", "Older Kids" and "Teens".

You'll also be able to "Restrict Specific Titles" by typing them into a white search box.

You should have now set up the PIN but if you notice certain profiles on your account can still access content they shouldn't then go into their account and check the age group setting.

You can do this by clicking "Manage Profiles" and clicking the profile in question.

Use Netflix on a computer or laptop? Try these useful shortcuts

Here are some handy keyboard shortcuts…

  • Spacebar – toggle play / pause
  • Enter – toggle play / pause
  • F – full screen
  • Esc – exit full screen
  • Left Arrow – rewind 10 seconds
  • Right Arrow – fast-forward 10 seconds
  • Up arrow – volume up
  • Down arrow – volume down
  • M – mute toggle
  • Shift-Alt-Left Click – adjust the streaming bitrate (to improve or reduce the quality of the video)

In other news, TikTok tried to stop videos posted by ugly, poor and disabled users appearing on people's timelines.

Disney+ is set to launch in the UK on March 24.

And, Netflix is finally giving you the option to stop TV show or movie trailers from automatically playing.

What's your favourite Netflix show? Let us know in the comments…

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