The PlayStation 4 is a great system for the whole family. It offers variety of games to suit all ages and a host of parental controls to keep play time safe and secure. When setting up the PS4 system for the first time, an adult must first register as a family manager in order to create child PlayStation Network accounts for younger players. If a player under the age of 18 does attempt to create a PSN account on their own, they will be prompted to ask an adult to take over.

As a family manager you can create accounts for all family members under 18 and apply individual settings for each account. This way you have full control over the kids' PlayStation experiences, enabling the whole family to enjoy their gaming adventures responsibly. 

For detailed step-by-step instructions on setting up a family manager account, click the button below:

Setting content restrictions on child accounts

When you have configured your family account it is time to configure the parental controls for your kids. Using PlayTime controls, it is possible to limit the kids' time using the PlayStation 4. Parental controls also include age rating settings, spending limits and network restrictions.

Here are some step-by-step instructions on how to apply parental controls to your child's account. 

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