· Parental controls only apply to the Android device you added them on. To add parental controls on another device, repeat the steps below on the other devices.
· If you have multiple users on a device, you can set up different parental controls for each person.
· The person who sets up parental controls will create a PIN that needs to be entered to remove or change the parental controls.
1. On the device you want parental controls on, open the Play Store app .
2. In the top left corner, tap Menu Settings Parental controls.
3. Turn on Parental controls.
4. Create a PIN. This prevents people who don't know the PIN from changing your parental control settings. If you're setting up parental controls on your child's device, choose a PIN they don't already know.
5. Tap the type of content you want to filter.
6. Choose how to filter or restrict access.
Once you set up parental controls, you can turn them on or off. When you turn them back on and create a new PIN, your old settings will come back. This helps you share a device with people who don’t need parental controls.
If your child’s Google Account is managed with Family Link, you can set up parental controls for them.
· Parental controls work on Android devices where your child is signed in to their Google Account.
· A parent in the family group needs to use their Google Account password to set up or change their child's parental control settings.
1. Open the Family Link app .
2. Select your child.
3. Tap Manage settings Controls on Google Play.
4. Tap the type of content you want to filter.
5. Choose how to filter or restrict access.
Tip: You can also manage your child's account by clicking on your child's name at families.google.com.
Note: Parental controls don't prevent seeing restricted content as a search result or through a direct link.
To start with, you need to activate Restrictions. To do this, go to the Settings app, tap General, and then Restrictions. Tap Enable Restrictions, enter a passcode—this should be different from the passcode you have set on the device—and then confirm the passcode. You’ll see a screen full of options.
This screen has several sections. First is a list of apps and features that you can control. Below that is a section where you can control what your child can purchase, download or install.
Next comes a section where you choose whether to allow content to be downloaded or installed according to age ratings available on the iTunes Store and App Store. Below this is a Privacy section, then a section about accounts and some other options. Finally, there is a Game Center section.
This first section lets you block certain apps and features: Safari, the Camera, FaceTime, Siri & Dictation, and AirDrop. All of these are allowed by default; just toggle any of them to block them.
The next section lets you choose whether you want to prevent your child from purchasing, downloading and installing apps and other content. If you block purchases only, your child can still download and install apps that you’ve purchased for them, or that have been purchased in the past. You can choose to block the iTunes Store entirely, but this will prevent your child from downloading or streaming any content that you’ve purchased.
You can block the iBooks Store, and you can also block Podcasts; this prevents the child from downloading and streaming content with these apps, but allows them to access any content you’ve synced to the apps from iTunes.
If you want your child to be able to access these stores, yet not purchase or install any apps or other content, you can toggle off Installing Apps and Deleting Apps. There’s a separate setting to disallow in-app purchases; depending on how you let your child play games, you may or may not want to allow this.
The next section lets you set filters for content ratings. First, choose the country whose rating system you want to use; this should correspond to the country you are using for the iTunes Store and App Store.
For Music, Podcasts & iTunes U, you can choose to block Explicit Content, and for Books, you can block Explicit Sexual Content. Next, you can choose rating levels for each of a number of different types of content: Movies, TV Shows, and Apps.
Be aware that, while much of the content on the iTunes Store and App Store is rated, a lot isn’t. In each of the content categories, you can choose a rating—such as G or PG for movies—or you can choose to not allow that type of content, regardless of ratings.
After the content ratings section, you’ll see a setting for Siri, which lets you block explicit content and web search content. If you toggle this latter feature off, your child can still use Siri to control their device, but not to search the web.
The Websites setting lets you choose to limit adult content, or to only allow your children to access certain websites. If you select Specific Websites Only, you can choose from a number of kid-friendly websites, and add any others that you want to allow.
Finally, there’s a setting to require a password for purchases: the two options are Immediately and 15 minutes. Choose the former if you unlock your child’s device, and don’t want them to be able to purchase anything without your consent (if you’ve allowed them to make purchases). If you choose the latter, they’ll have 15 minutes to make purchases, assuming you’ve allowed them to do so.
The Privacy section lets you restrict such things as Location Services, Contacts, Reminders, Photos, Bluetooth Sharing, Twitter, Facebook, and more.
This section lets you allow or prevent your child from making changes to Accounts (used for email, contacts and calendars), Background App Refresh (whether apps can refresh when they’re not being used), and the Volume Limit, which you can adjust in the Music settings.
The final section lets you choose whether your child can play in multiplayer games and whether they can add friends in Game Center.
So, take a few minutes to make sure that your children can use their iOS devices in a way that allows them to access the types of content appropriate to their ages. You’ll feel a lot better knowing that they can’t access just anything
In iOS 12, restricting access to any content falls under the new Screen Time feature.
1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
2. Tap Screen Time.
3. Turn On Screen Time.
4. Tap Content & Privacy Restrictions.
5. Enter a four-digit passcode.
Re-enter the four-digit passcode.
Now you can choose what type of content to block, including in-app purchases, adult websites, location sharing, and a lot more!
Step #1 Take your windows phone and switch it on if it is not. Then swipe a finger on the home screen from right side to left side. It will bright the “Start Menu” on your device screen.
Step #2 Now search for the “Settings” icon by scrolling the page. Once you find it then “Tap” on it.
Step #3 “System Group” will be visible. From the system group find “kid’s corner” and “Tap” on it to setup “kids corner”.
Step #4 In the “kid’s corner” settings page there is a small description of it, you can read it for more information. At the bottom of this page see the “Next” button and tap on it. By tapping it will enable the “kid’s corner” with Games, Music, Videos and Apps options. These all options will appear on your mobile screen.
Step #5 Now select your desired option to control for children. For instance, select “Apps” to permit or prohibit apps for your child. The apps list will be visible to you, now select apps you are intended to permit and tap on “Tick” button at the bottom of the page. It will store your selections. By the same way, you can permit or prohibit Games/ Videos/ Music as well. When you are done with your selection go to the bottom of the screen and “Tap” on “Next”.
Step #6 It will drive you to a password page, now Tap on set password then put desired password, again input the same password to confirm and press “Done”.
Step #7 Wow! It’s done. Now time to complete “kid’s corner” setup by tapping on “Finish”. This setup will allow you to access “kid’s corner” right from your lock screen. For that, just slide the lock screen from right side to left side. Kid’s corner page will be visible to you. This is how you can complete setup “kid’s corner” for setting up parental controls.
Note: There is still no Parental Controls Feature for Windows 8.
If children will be using the PlayStation 3 system, parents or guardians can restrict access and play of content which may not be suitable. You can adjust these restrictions by selecting the correct option from the settings menu.
The following features can be restricted on the PlayStation 3 system.
· Playing games.
· Blu-Ray movies and DVD’s.
· Restrict use of the use of the browser.
1. From the XMB menu go to [Settings] > [Security Settings] > [Parental Controls].
2. Set the parental control level (the lower the level the tighter the restriction).
3. You can also ‘Restrict Starting of a game with No Parental Control Settings’. This allows you to restrict the use of games which are unrated in your region.
4. Once these levels are set, users who have been restricted will see a padlock icon in place of the normal artwork for the game or application. The default level is 9 which equates to an 18 age rating. Change it to suit the age of the youngest child in your home.
5. When you set the parental controls for the first time, you will need to set a password (The default password is 0000). To set your password go to [Settings] > [Security Settings] > [Change Password].
You can restrict access to the internet browser to prevent a child using the Internet through the PlayStation 3 system. This will not prevent the launch of some applications that use the internet.
1. From the XMB menu go to [Settings] > [Security Settings] > [Internet Browser Start Control].
2. Set ‘on’ or ‘off’ to stop the Internet Browser being started without a Password.
How to set up parental controls for PS4
You can set parental controls from a web browser or on your PlayStation 4 system:
1. Sign in to account management > [Family Management]
2. Select the child account you want to set restrictions for and select [Edit] to adjust each feature.
Set parental controls on PS4
1. On your PS4 system, go to [Settings] > [Parental Controls/Family Management] > [Family Management]. You may need to re-enter your account password.
2. Select the child account you want to set restrictions for and select a feature to adjust.
What are the PlayStation 4 parental controls?
Parental controls on PS4 allow you to restrict child account access to network features, applications and devices:
· Set play time restrictions
Play time management gives family managers (and adult family members who are set as guardians) the ability to set limits on when, and for how long, each child can access PS4 systems.
· Set monthly spending limits on PS4
If you set a spending limit for a child account, we will let that child spend up to that amount each month on PlayStation Store. The funds are taken from the family manager's wallet.
Please note, if you are a "guardian" but not the family manager, let the family manager know what you are doing. If you are family manager, be aware that anyone you appoint as guardian can change the spending limits you have created.
· Restrict communication with other players on PS4
You can prevent child accounts from communicating via chat, messages, friend request comments and game invitations.
· Restrict viewing content created by other players on PS4
You can block videos, images, and text created by other users from view.
· Set age rating levels for games, Blu-ray™ and DVD on PS4
Games and videos are rated by age level to help parents figure out whether the content is appropriate for their child. Learn about age ratings before you adjust this setting.
· Restrict use of Internet Browser
· Restrict use of PlayStation® VR: PlayStation® VR is not for use by children under 12 years.
Subscribe to Web Filter on PS4
Trend Micro Kids Safety is a web filtering service that prevents your child from seeing inappropriate or harmful material while using the Internet browser.* You can also purchase Trend Micro Web Security to help you avoid phishing and scam websites.
To sign up:
1. On your PS4 system, go to [PlayStation Store] and search for 'Trend Micro'.
2. Select the subscription you would like to sign up for and continue to check out.
3. If you would like both Kids Safety and Web Security you can sign up for a bundled subscription* by selecting 'Trend Micro for PlayStation 4'.
1. On your PS4 system, go to [Settings] > [Parental Controls/Family Management] > [PS4 System Restrictions] > [Web Filter] > [Trend Micro for PlayStation 4 Settings].
2. Enter the system restrictions passcode. If you haven't set this yet, the default is 0000.
3. Place a tick next to the filter you want to enable. Web filtering is now active.
* Please note that this is a rolling subscription with periodic billing. Please visit How to cancel a PlayStation Store subscription for more information.
1. Sign in to your Microsoft Account
2. On your family page, scroll to your kid's name and select Screen Time. (If you don’t see
your kid's name, use "Add a family member" to add their account to your family group or create a new account for them if needed.)
3. To set one limit that applies to both the Xbox and the PC, turn on "Use one screen time schedule."
4. To manage time limits separately, scroll down and turn on screen time for Windows devices or Xbox, whichever you want to set first.
5. Click "Set a time limit." Then choose a start time and an end time for each day of the week.
6. You can program the Xbox to send a notification to your kids when their screen time is ending.
7. To do this, press the Xbox button on the controller.
8. Select System > Settings > Preferences > Notifications > Xbox Notifications > System and turn on "System notifications." Your kid will see the clock count down when time is ending.
1. Sign in to your Xbox.
2. Press the Xbox button to open the guide Then go to System > Settings > Account.
3. Select Family settings > Manage family members.
4. Choose a family member, then select Privacy & online safety > Xbox Live privacy > View details and customize > Communication & multiplayer.
5. Select the setting "You can play with people outside of Xbox Live" and click "block" to turn it off. (This prevents all cross-network play -- for example, between your kid on her Xbox and her friends on their PlayStations or Nintendos.)
6. Alternatively, if you're OK with your kid playing cross-network but not OK with them talking and texting with strangers, allow cross-network play but restrict chatting to specific people. Select "You can communicate outside of Xbox Live with voice & text" and designate a player or players with whom your kid can talk within a specific game.
1. Sign in to your Xbox Live account.
2. Choose your kid's gamertag.
3. Select Privacy and Online Settings.
4. Default privacy and safety settings are in place for adults, teens, and children, but you can customize them. Click Custom.
5. Review the settings under Activities, Privacy, and Content.
6. It's safest to block things entirely or limit them to "Friends Only."
7. Save your settings and have your kid log out and log back in for them to take effect.
1. Sign in to your Xbox.
2. Press the Xbox button to open the guide. Then go to System > Settings > Account > Family.
3. Select "Manage family members" and then find your kid's name and select "Access to content," then select the age limit you feel is appropriate for your child. Microsoft automatically sets default age restrictions for kids, but you can customize them.
4. Go back to the Family page and select "Web filtering." Select the drop-down menu to view the available options.
5. When your kid requests to use a blocked app or game, you can approve it and add it to the Always allowed list, which is under Content restrictions. You can also add websites to Always allowed. You can respond to their requests from your email, from your family profile, or in person, of course.
1. Sign in to your Microsoft Account.
2. Scroll to your kid's name and select Content restrictions.
3. Next, go to "Apps, games & media" and turn on "Block inappropriate apps, games & media."
4. Under "Allow apps and games rated for," select the age limit you'd like to apply to your kid.
5. Scroll down to Web browsing and turn on "Block inappropriate websites."
6. When your kid requests to use a blocked app or game, you can approve it and add it to the Always allowed list, which is under Content restrictions. You can also add websites to Always allowed. You can respond to their requests from your email, from your family page, or in person, of course.
1. Sign in to your Xbox.
2. Press the Xbox button to open the guide. Then go to System > Settings > Account > Family settings > Manage family members.
3. Select your kid's account.
4. Select Privacy & Online Safety > Xbox Live privacy >View details & customize > Buy & download.
5. Select the Ask a Parent box.
1. Sign in to your Microsoft Account
2. Find your kid's name and select Content Restrictions.
3. Turn on Needs Adult Approval to Buy Things.
PARENTAL CONTROLS WITHIN FORTNITE
1. Launch Fortnite on your platform of choice.
2. Once in the Lobby, open the menu in the upper-right of the screen.
3. Select “Parental Controls."
4. You will be asked to confirm the email address linked to the account. If no email address is linked to the account, you'll be guided to a web browser so that you may link one.
5. Set a unique six-digit PIN. This PIN will be required to change parental controls in the future, so make sure to set a PIN that is different from other PINs that you use and is easy for you to remember.
6. Set the parental controls that you wish to have enabled or disabled.
Can See Mature Language - ON or OFF
Can Accept Friend Requests - ON or OFF
Non-Squad Members Can See Your Name - ON or OFF
Can See Non-Squad Member Names - ON or OFF
Voice Chat - ON or OFF
NOTE: This setting only enables/disables Fortnite’s in-game voice chat. The platform you are playing on may have additional communication features that must be restricted separately. Information on platform-specific controls can be found below or by clicking the “More Settings” button in-game.
Weekly Playtime Reports - ON or OFF
NOTE: Click on the "More Settings" button in-game to learn about playtime restrictions for your platform.
Text Chat - ON or OFF
NOTE: This setting only enables/disables Fortnite’s in-game text chat. The platform you are playing on may have additional communication features that must be restricted separately. Information on platform-specific controls can be found below or by clicking the “More Settings” button in-game.
Use the SAVE button to save your selections. If you wish to change any of these settings in the future or disable parental controls, you will need to enter your PIN. The email associated with the account will be notified whenever a PIN is changed.
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