Homepage: Parental settings to game consoles
Here you can read more about how to find useful parental settings for game consoles, mobile, and PC.
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When you buy a new game console, gaming PC, or mobile phone, the product is basically made for an adult. This means that you get free access to websites, games, and apps with a high age limit, chat, and purchase options.
For that reason, all the major players such as Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Apple, and Google- have created parental settings that customize these machines for children.
What to limit:
- Separate child accounts managed by parents
- Block children from changing the settings you’ve chosen for them
- Screen time – at what times and how much children should be allowed to play
- Reports showing kids’ time spent on various games and apps
- Purchases – so your kids can’t buy games without your permission
- Spending – give your children “pocket money” so that they can shop for a certain amount in the game stores, or that they have to ask your permission first via a message sent to your mobile
- Content – restrict access to games and apps with higher age ratings
- Chat and communication – choose whether or not the children be allowed to chat with others
- Privacy – choose how visible your children will be to others online
Some tips and advice:
Feel free to download an accompanying app or use the manufacturer’s website to control the gaming machine from your own mobile/browser. It also makes sense to let your children have their own child users who are separate from your own. Lock your user account with a password so that the children cannot change the settings afterward.
To set up the gaming machine for your kids:
Click on the link below to come up with a thorough guide for your device:
|Playstation 5||Xbox Series X/S|
|Playstation 4||Xbox One|
(Translated from Norwegian by Ratan Samadder)