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How to enable parental controls on Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services

Think of the children.
Kid phone

Stop kids from viewing inappropriate content.

Streaming services like Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu put a vast library of movies and television shows at your fingertips. But the sheer size of the repository makes it easier than ever for youngsters to stumble across inappropriate content.

So the companies that provide all this digital media have integrated a number of parental controls into their platforms. However, you may not know how to find all the settings. Here's how to establish protections for younger eyes and ears.

Netflix

Netflix for kids.

Netflix for kids.

David Nield

When you decide to control what your kids watch on Netflix, you have two options: Create a new, limited user profile, or set up password protections for mature content.

First, you can set up a dedicated user profile for your children. This has the added benefit of keeping their viewing separate from your own, preventing your recommendations from filling up with children's shows and cartoons.

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