Setting up parental controls on your new PS5
If you have set up parental controls on your PS4, perhaps using our handy guide, then profiles carried over to the new console will see the same settings still apply. When you sign into the PlayStation Network (PSN) on the new machine you’ll be all set. If you want to set up new controls or tweak them, you’ll need to crack on with these steps below.
What parental restrictions are available on PS5
Helpfully, there is a detailed list of settings you can amend and ponder over but if you don’t want to go to that level of detail there are three presets available. These are split into levels: Late Teens or Older, Early Teens, and Child:
Extra parental controls you can apply on PS5
If you really get under the hood with the child safety tools, here are some extra controls you can apply:
- Playtime restrictions – set limits on how long and when they can play on the console. Then negotiate bravely.
- Restrict online communications – decide if you want your child to be able to send messages or engage in video chat with other players online.
- Set spending limits – prevent potentially catastrophic damage to your bank balance by setting monthly spending limits or blocking your kids from spending at all. It’s worth remembering the PS5 generation of games can cost around £65 now!