If children will be using the PlayStation 3 system, parents or guardians can restrict access and play of content which may not be suitable. You can adjust these restrictions by selecting the correct option from the settings menu.
The following features can be restricted on the PlayStation 3 system.
You first need to know the appropriate parental control level that corresponds to the age of your child.
So if your child is 12 years old, select level 5 following the steps explained below. This means that your child will only be able to play games age rated 12 or below.
The parental control levels apply similarly to films as well.
If you are unsure what level to choose to prevent or allow a child to play a particular product, you can select the application or content from the XMB menu, press the Triangle button and then select [Information]. The restriction will then be displayed.
It is not possible to set different parental control levels for each user of the PlayStation 3 system so always set the parental controls to suit the youngest child in your home. You can adjust them at any time to allow viewing or play by an adult or older child, but remember to reset them to ensure your youngest child only sees content appropriate for their age.
You can base the standard parental control levels on for Blu-Ray/DVD’s on your region.
You can restrict access to the internet browser to prevent a child using the Internet through the PlayStation 3 system. This will not prevent the launch of some applications that use the internet.
To change your password for the parental controls settings.
If you have forgotten the password for the parental controls settings menu you must reset it in order to change or remove the settings.
If your child will be going online with the PlayStation 3 system, such as to play online against others, you can also restrict the features they can access and interactions they have by creating a sub account and setting the appropriate parental controls.
Find out more about sub accounts and master accounts
Find out more about setting up a sub account
Find out more about sub account parental controls