Published on 13/01/2017 in Tips & tricks from…
Perhaps you and your family use the same profile on Netflix. You watch The OA while your son devours Pokémon and your daughter tunes into Peppa Pig.
I didn't know this but, apparently, having a common profile is not such a good idea. It's better to give your kids an individual profile which they can use freely. Why? Here are three good reasons:
You may not have noticed but there's quite a lot of racy stuff on Netflix. Including some very violent movies and horror series. Hardly appropriate for your kids. Well, by giving them an individual profile with the necessary age restrictions, they will no longer have access to this content. Read on to find out how to do this.
A nice little extra! On their individual profile, your kids will receive customized viewing tips. Netflix even allows you to specify the type of viewer: "for little kids only", "for older kids and below" and "for teens and below".
Because, to be honest, who likes getting viewing tips for the latest Disney movie or series for toddlers? Well, you won't anymore. And you'll be able to discover the full extent of the Netflix offering.
Who knows, maybe it's a good idea to also create an individual profile for your partner? That way, you won't keep getting tips for action/romance movies (strike what doesn't apply).
First, create an individual profile for your child.
Now make sure the profile is child-friendly.
Is your child a little older? Then he or she will probably know how to get around this by just clicking on your profile. To prevent this, set a general PIN for content you consider inappropriate on all profiles. Proceed as follows:
To make absolutely certain, you can make it impossible to switch profiles if your kids use Netflix on your Android tablet. For this, create a separate, restricted profile on the tablet itself. Proceed as follows:
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