Learn how to prevent children from changing parental controls on PlayStation®5 consoles and PlayStation®4 consoles.
The console restriction passcode prevents your child from changing parental controls settings on your PlayStation, such as age ratings and default parental controls. Make sure to choose a memorable passcode that only you know. Only share it with the family member(s) you appoint as guardian because it enables all controls to be changed or removed.
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Encourage everyone who has an account on your PlayStation console to set a login passcode. Otherwise, your child family members can log in to the accounts of adults or older children and avoid the controls you have placed on them.
Go to Settings > Users and Accounts.
Select Login Settings > Set a PS5 Login Passcode.
Set a four-digit passcode. Make sure it's something memorable that only you know.
Prevent your child from creating a new unrestricted account instead of using the one you created for them by disabling new user creation and the option to log in as a guest.
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