Restricting use of network features

You can restrict use of communication features such as chat and messaging, and set spending limits for PlayStation™Store. These settings apply to children who have permission to join PlayStation™Network.
Select a user from (Settings) > [Parental Controls/Family Management], and then choose restrictions you want to apply to that user.

Restrictions also apply when using some other PlayStation® systems such as a PS Vita system, or when using (PlayStation App) from your smartphone or tablet.

Available restrictions Explanation
Communicating with Other Players You can restrict PlayStation™Network communication features. Some examples of communication features are as follows.
  • Joining a chat in a game
  • Sending and receiving messages in games (This setting does not apply to messages with preset phrases that cannot be edited by players.)
  • Joining a (Party)
  • Sending and receiving messages in (Messages)
  • Viewing and joining (Communities)
  • Displaying and entering comments for Friend requests and game invitations
Viewing Content Created by Other Players You can restrict viewing of player-created content and sharing of content by your child over PlayStation™Network. Some examples of player-created content are as follows.
  • Screenshots
  • Video clips (videos of gameplay)
  • Broadcasts (streamed gameplay)
  • Content that players can create in games
  • Text that players can enter freely, such as comments about activities and self-introductions in player profiles
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.
Monthly Spending Limit*2 Set the maximum amount of money that your child can spend per month on purchases in PlayStation™Store.
*1
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.
*2
PlayStation™Store is available only in certain countries and regions, and in certain languages. 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.