Limiting access for minors (children)
If minors will be using the PS4™ system, parents or guardians can restrict the access to content or the use of the features as permitted by parental controls.
Sony Entertainment Network also provides sub accounts for users under a certain age. The master account holder sets the conditions of use for sub accounts. For details, see "Sign In to PlayStation™Network".
To prevent minors from logging in to the PS4™ system using a master account, set a master account passcode. You can set the passcode under (Settings) > [Users] > [Login Settings] > [Passcode Management].
|What the parent or guardian can do||Explanation||How to set limitations|
|Prevent children from starting applications and playing games or videos that have an age restriction.||You can set a parental control level to restrict the use of game and video content by age.
Your PS4™ system reads the rating and recommended age information included in the game or video software. Based on the parental control level you’ve set, the system will only allow age appropriate content to be played.
|You can adjust settings under (Settings) > [Parental Controls] > [Restrict Use of PS4 Features].
For details, see "Restrict Use of PS4 Features".
|Restrict use of the Internet browser.||You can disallow use of (Internet Browser) on your PS4™ system.|
|Restrict login to only those users created on your PS4™ system.||You can disallow guest login and new user creation on your PS4™ system. This prevents children from logging in and bypassing the parental controls that you’ve set for them.|
|Block objectionable web sites when using the Internet browser.||You can make use of an external web filtering service that blocks fraudulent and unsafe websites. This service can also prevent access to websites unsuitable for children.*2|
|Block use of the Chat/Message feature for PlayStation™Network.||You can block text chat, voice chat and messaging with other online PS4™ system users.||You can adjust settings under (Settings) > [Parental Controls] > [Sub Account Management].
For details, see "Sub Account Management".
|Block access to user-generated media on PlayStation™Network.||You can block the viewing and sharing of video and images created by online PS4™ system users for public access.|
|Control the display of content available in PlayStation®Store.*1||You can control viewing of PlayStation®Store content, based on the age rating.|
|Set a monthly spending limit for PlayStation®Store.*1||You can enter the maximum amount of money that each sub account user can spend per month in PlayStation®Store.|
- PlayStation®Store is only available in certain countries and regions, and in certain languages. Also, the types of content and services provided by PlayStation®Store and the specific content available vary by country and region. For details, contact customer support in your country or region.
- Fees may apply for the use of services.