Available restrictions

If children will be using your PS4™ system, parents or guardians can restrict access to certain content or features using parental controls.

To prevent children from logging in to the PS4™ system using an adult account, set a login passcode in addition to the following settings. To set a passcode, select (Settings) > [Login Settings] > [Login Passcode Management].

Restricting use of your PS4™ system

For details about how to configure settings, see "PS4 System Restrictions".

What the parent or guardian can do Explanation
Restrict new user creation and guest login. Allow only existing users to log in to your PS4™ system. Use this setting to prevent your children from creating and using unrestricted user accounts without permission.
Block objectionable websites 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.*
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Fees may apply for the use of services.

Setting restrictions for individual children

For details about how to configure settings, see "Family Management".

You can also set parental controls for users other than family members who have never signed in to PlayStation™Network. Select (Settings) > [Parental Controls/Family Management], and then select the user that you want to set parental controls for from [Users on This PS4].

What the parent or guardian can do Explanation
Block use of the Chat/Message feature for PlayStation™Network.*1 You can restrict PlayStation™Network communication features such as text chat, voice chat and messaging with other users.
Block access to player-created content on PlayStation™Network.*1 You can restrict viewing of player-created content and sharing of content by your child.
Apply age filtering for online content*1*2 You can limit access to online game features and PlayStation™Store content based on your child’s age.*3
Set a monthly spending limit for PlayStation™Store.*1*3 You can enter the maximum amount of money that each child can spend per month in PlayStation™Store.
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 for each child.
Your PS4™ system reads the rating and recommended age information included in the game or video software. The system plays only the age-appropriate content for the parental control level you set.
Restrict use of PlayStation®VR. You can restrict use of the VR headset.
Restrict use of the Internet browser. You can restrict use of (Internet Browser) on your PS4™ system.
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Setting is available only for children who are allowed to access PlayStation™Network. Restrictions also apply to devices when using a PlayStation®Vita system or (PlayStation®App).
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Age filtering for online content is available only in certain countries and regions. For details, visit the customer support website for your country or region.
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PlayStation™Store is available only 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, visit the customer support website for your country or region.