If ever it were a good time for Netflix to give parents more control over their kids’ viewing experience, it is now, while our kids are home and watching more shows than ever. And they’ve come through with some basics that will help ensure kids aren’t watching content that is inappropriate—or shows you simply don’t want them to see.
Under Netflix’s new parental controls, you can:
PIN-protect individual profiles to prevent kids from using them
Filter titles by maturity ratings
Filter out titles of individual shows or films you don’t want them to watch
Check your child’s viewing activity
Turn off autoplay episodes and autoplay previews
Netflix also points out that any shows or films you block won’t be visible at all in their profile. So you can use, “Oh, weird, Netflix must have taken that one off,” as needed.
To access parental controls, go to “account” and then scroll down to “profile and parental controls” on your laptop or mobile device.