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

You can set parental controls on individual profiles from the Manage Profiles page by selecting the Edit icon on the profile and then changing the parental control setting from the drop-down menu. On your main account profile, you will only be able to select Teens and below or All Maturity levels to preserve access to the Your Account page. If you want to make a profile kid-friendly by default, click the Kid? checkbox.

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

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.

Customers in South Korea must verify their age to watch mature content.