Keeping the kids entertained can be tough, especially on rainy days when they’re stuck indoors. An hour or so playing on their PlayStation is a great idea, but we want to make sure they’re doing it safely. This guide will show you how to set up parental controls on a PS4, so you can manage your child's gameplay properly.
Firstly, you’ll need a profile for the child that’s separate to the main profile on the PlayStation. Don’t worry though, they will still be able to use their own PSN ID. These steps start from the beginning, assuming you haven’t set up the child's profile yet. If you’ve already set it up, skip to step 6.
In the Settings menu, choose Parental Controls/Family Management > Family Management.
Choose Set Up Now.
Go to Create User to set up the child's profile.
Fill in the childs name and date of birth, then press Next.
Read through the User Agreement, then choose Accept to finish.
Go into each option and choose what you want the child to be able to do. When you’ve picked, press Confirm.
The PlayStation Network lets your child play online. If you choose ‘Do this later’, they’ll still be able to play offline.
Choose the ‘Time Zone’ (usually UTC London) then press Confirm.
You can restrict how long your child uses the console for, and whether it just tells them their time is up or kicks them out. Press Confirm when you’ve picked.
Press OK to finish.
You have to use the main account to manage this account, and you can see how long the account has been playing for. The timer will start counting down as soon as the profile is signed into, so make sure the child knows how to log out when they’re not playing - otherwise their play time will run out.
Hopefully that's given you the confidence to set up and manage a child account. If you need any more help, contact Team Knowhow Experts.
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