Learn how to set up parental controls and limit your child’s use of games, apps, and features on your PlayStation®5 console.
Parental controls and spending limits work alongside family management and play time controls to help you manage your child's activity on your PS5 console and on PlayStation™Network (PSN).
To set parental controls, you’ll need your own account for PlayStation Network and an account for each child. If you set up the child accounts, you’ll automatically become the family manager. If someone else sets up the child accounts, they can appoint you as a "guardian" to enable you to set parental controls and spending limits.
When setting parental controls, remember to adjust the system settings to prevent children from changing parental controls.
You can set parental controls from a web browser or on your PlayStation console:
To make sure parental controls are effectively applied to your child's play, check the following.
If you change parental controls settings while your child is playing a game, have your child log out and log back in.
If your child tries to start a restricted game, the game will be blocked, and a screen to send a request for the game appears. Your child can then request that you make an exception for the game. As the family manager, you and appointed parents or guardians will receive the request.
As the family manager, you or an appointed parent or guardian can allow the received request in the following ways:
As the family manager or an appointed parent or guardian, visit the following website and sign in to your account. Select your child from Family Management, and then select Allowed Games.
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