Restricting use of applications and devices
Using parental controls, you can restrict children from using the Internet browser and playing games or videos on discs that have a rating. Select a user from (Settings) > [Parental Controls/Family Management], and then choose restrictions you want to apply to that user.
|Age Level for Games||You can restrict access to game content based on your child’s age. For details, see "Age level for games".|
|Age Level for Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD Videos||You can restrict playback of Blu-ray Disc™ or DVD videos that have a rating.
|Use of PlayStation VR||You can restrict use of the VR headset. The default setting is [Allowed].
PS VR is not for use by children under age 12.
|Use of Internet Browser||You can restrict use of (Internet Browser) on your PS4™ system. The default setting is [Allowed].|
You can also set restrictions for users other than family members who have never signed in to PlayStation™Network.
The combination of the parental control level you set for each child on your PS4™ system and the parental control level for the game limits what games can be played.
For example, if you want to restrict use of a game with a parental control level of "4", set your PS4™ system's parental control level one number lower to "3". Setting the parental control level on your PS4™ system to "3" prohibits users from playing any games with a level of "4" or higher.
Checking parental control levels of games
Games on discs are sold in packaging that is labeled with rating level information. For games you buy and download from PlayStation™Store, see the game’s detail page for rating level information. To understand how game rating levels correspond to parental control levels, see the table below.
To view the parental control level for a game on screen, select the game in the content area, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Information]. When a game has age restrictions, the parental control level will appear in the [Parental Control] field.
Combinations of game rating labels and parental control levels
|North America/Central America and South America(Excluding Brazil)|
|Europe(Excluding Portugal, Germany, and South Africa)/Africa /India|
|Kingdom of Saudi Arabia|
|United Arab Emirates|