How do I set parental controls on my Netflix account?

You can control access to certain maturity levels of Netflix content from the Your Account page under Manage Profiles. Parental control settings must be changed from a computer or mobile browser, and will apply to all devices currently attached to your Netflix account.

Netflix parental controls consist of four maturity levels:

  • Little Kids - Watch movies and TV shows suitable for all ages.
  • Older Kids - Watch movies and TV shows suitable for older kids.
  • Teens - Watch movies and TV shows suitable for teens.
  • Adults - Watch all movies and TV shows, including mature content.

You can set parental controls on individual profiles by clicking Edit for the profile and then changing the parental control setting from the drop-down menu. For the main profile on your account, you are only able to change these settings to Teens and below or All Maturity levels to allow access to the Your Account page. If you want to make a profile kid-friendly by default, click the checkbox Kid? in the Manage Profiles section of your account.

To watch a movie or TV show that has a maturity level higher than the parental controls you have set on your profile, you will need to adjust the controls on that profile to include that maturity level.

Take a look at the Netflix rating system for more information on how ratings are determined for your region.

Note: It can take up to 8 hours for changes to parental controls to take effect. To speed this process up, sign out of your Netflix account on the device you want to watch on, then sign back in.

For more information about using PIN for Parental Controls visit, How do I set a PIN for parental controls?. For customers in Germany and Singapore, this PIN is mandatory and customers must enter a PIN to watch restricted content. For information about PIN protection for parental controls in Germany, visit, How do I set a PIN for parental controls in Germany? and for Singapore visit, How do I set a PIN for parental controls in Singapore?.

Customers in South Korea: For information on viewing mature content, visit How do I verify my age in Korea?