Limiting access for minors
If minors will be using the PS4™ system, parents or guardians can restrict the playback of 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. These should be used under supervision of the master account holder. For details, see "Sign In to PSN".
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|
|Restrict the starting of applications and playing of content such as videos that have age restrictions||Whether an application can be started or content can be played is determined by the combination of the level set on the PS4™ system and the level set on the application or the 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".
|Allow or disallow the use of the browser||You can set whether (Internet Browser) can be started.|
|Restrict people who do not have users created on the PS4™ system from logging in||You can set whether to allow people to log in as guests or create new users. This is to prevent users from logging in if parental controls have not been set for them.|
|Allow or disallow the use of chat and messages||You can set whether to allow the use of communication features in PSNSM.||You can adjust settings under (Settings) > [Parental Controls] > [Sub Account Management].
For details, see "Sub Account Management".
|Allow or disallow the use of user-generated media||You can set whether to allow the viewing and sharing of user-generated video and pictures.|
|Allow or disallow the display of content available in PlayStation®Store based on age*1||You can set whether to restrict the display of content based on the age of the sub account holder.|
|Set the maximum amount of funds that can be spent at PlayStation®Store*1||You can set the maximum amount of money that each sub account user can spend per month in PlayStation®Store.|
|Block objectionable sites||You can make use of a web filtering service that checks the type and safety of sites when the Internet is being used and automatically prevents dangerous or harmful sites from being displayed.*2||Press the OPTIONS button while using (Internet Browser), and then select [Settings] > [Web Filter].|
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- Fees may apply for the use of services.