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How to set Netflix parental controls

How can I block my children from watching inappropriate TV shows and movies on my Netflix account on the Wii game console?

Netflix includes a set of parental controls you can turn on for your account. Once you adjust your settings on its website, the devices using the account — including the Nintendo Wii console — will restrict the available video content based on the age level you choose.

To set up your preferred parental controls, log in to your Netflix account. Click on your name in the top-right corner and select Your Account from the menu. On the Your Account page, in the Your Profile area, click the "Parental control setting" link.

On the next screen, you can limit the Netflix viewing options at three levels based on the standard maturity ratings used by the movie and television industry. These levels include Little Kids (material suitable for all ages), Older Kids (includes G-rated and PG-rated content) and Teens (shows and movies with PG-13 and TV-14 ratings).

Netflix also works with other consoles like Microsoft's Xbox line, the Sony PlayStation series, Apple's iOS products, a variety of TV set-top boxes, as well as some "Smart TVs" and some Blu-ray players — so any of these devices hooked into the same Netflix account would abide by parental controls. To make it easier for the family, you can create separate user profiles within the main account and set parental controls on the one you have assigned to the children. You can also set up a specific profile that limits the viewing area to the children's section of the Netflix library.

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