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Netflix

Starting out in 1997, the streaming giant’s usage now accounts for roughly 15% of global internet traffic. They offer thousands of films and TV series and have even produced and created Oscar-winning content. Even the word Netflix has become synonymous with watching movies online in the English language.

Netflix is available as an App on most Smart TVs, games consoles, phones, tablets and can also be viewed on desktop computers.

In November 2020, Netflix announced that it had classified all its movies and TV shows, using algorithms and technology that was developed by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). Netflix also now offers an extensive range of parental controls, accessible via a web browser, these are highlighted below:

  • Users can create separate profiles that have different levels of maturity ratings. The options are U, PG, 12, 15 and 18. Learn more here

  • You can create a profile for younger children, which will offer a simplified user interface with PG content. For instructions, see here

  • Parents can also lock accounts intended for older users. To add a PIN code to a Netflix viewing account, see here

  • To keep an eye on what children and young people in your care are watching on Netflix, you can use the viewing history feature. See here for instructions

  • We have all had our fair share of Netflix binges, but as we know, too much screen time can have adverse effects on the children and young people in your care. Netflix allows you to turn the auto-play feature off, making it a little easier to get away from the screen. Find out how to configure the auto-play feature here

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