Peace of Mind: Top 8 Streaming Services with Built-in Parental Controls 

Welcome to a sneak peek of our guide on the top streaming services with advanced parental controls. This preview provides just a glimpse of the wealth of insights and tips awaiting you in the complete version.


In this digital age, safeguarding our kids online is more important than ever, especially with the vast array of entertainment choices on streaming platforms. Fortunately, many services go the extra mile by providing robust parental controls, offering parents the peace of mind they seek for a secure and delightful viewing experience for their children. This blog post will shine a light on the top 8 streaming services that come equipped with built-in parental controls, unveiling their distinctive features and strengths.

  1. Netflix:

    • Profiles: Craft personalized profiles with age-specific restrictions and content access.

    • Kids’ Profile: Enjoy an ad-free, curated selection of content with the option to add specific titles.

    • PIN Protection: Safeguard adult profiles with a PIN to thwart unauthorized access.

    • Disclaimer: While Netflix’s Kids’ Profile offers secure content, it’s essential to monitor the extensive library accessible to standard profiles for age-appropriate viewing.

  1. Disney+:

    • Junior Mode: Restrict content to a pre-selected library of Disney classics and kid-friendly shows.

    • Content Ratings: Tailor individual profile restrictions based on age ratings (G, PG, etc.).

    • Pin-protected Profiles: Ensure older kids avoid inappropriate content with PIN-protected profiles.

    • Disclaimer: Older children may bypass Junior Mode if they know the Disney+ password; hence, open communication and shared responsibility are crucial for complete security.

  1. Amazon Prime Video:

    • Profiles: Apply content restrictions for each profile based on age ratings (G, PG-13, etc.).

    • Purchase PIN: Manage in-app purchases and rentals with a secure PIN.

    • Viewing History: Keep tabs on your child’s watching habits for transparent discussions.

    • Disclaimer: Amazon Prime Video’s purchase PIN might not cover all in-app purchases within specific apps; hence, parental vigilance is always recommended.

  1. Apple TV+:

    • Family Sharing: Control content restrictions for everyone in the family group.

    • Age-appropriate recommendations: Discover curated selections suitable for different age groups.

    • No ads or in-app purchases: Provide a worry-free environment for kids to explore safely.

    • Disclaimer: While Apple TV+ lacks ads or in-app purchases, some shows may contain mature themes or dialogue; hence, previewing content together is a good practice.

 

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About the Author

Clayton Cranford
Clayton Cranford is a retired Sergeant from Orange County Sheriff's Department in California and owner of Total Safety Solutions LLC. Clayton is one of the nation’s leading law enforcement educators on social media, child safety, and behavioral threat assessments. Clayton is the author of the definitive book on cyber safety for families, “Parenting in the Digital World.” Clayton has more than 20 years of teaching experience and was awarded the 2015 National Bullying Prevention Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council, and the 2015 American Legion Medal of Merit. Clayton was a member of the County's Behavioral Threat Assessment Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, School Resource Officer program, and Juvenile Bureau.