Earlier this year we reported that Netflix had updated their parental controls to make it easier for users to control what members of their family were allowed to access; these updates included pin protections, title restrictions and age filters.
Now in order to raise further awareness about these improvements amongst parents, Netflix has worked with the UK Safer Internet Centre to create a handy guide for parents outlining Netflix’s updated parental control tools. The free checklists will be distributed to schools across the UK for children to give to their parents and caregivers (they can also order more physical copies). School leaders and parents can also download the checklist via the UK Safer Internet Centre website. Netflix users can then add these new and improved controls to their profile by going to their account settings on mobile or laptop devices.
Online safety, protection and safeguarding of children is a priority and we are more than thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Netflix on this resource and help inform and educate parents on how to better protect their children, Parental controls presents a first step for parents to start the conversation about safety, privacy, age appropriate content and many other topics with their children.
– Boris Radanovic, Engagement and Partnership Manager at UK Safer Internet
— SWGfL – Safe, Secure, Online (@SWGfL_Official) September 9, 2020