Parental Control Tools

All gaming consoles, handheld devices and operating systems for PC and Mac are equipped with parental control systems, allowing parents to protect their children's privacy and online safety according to various parameters. With these control tools, parents can:
- select which games children are allowed to play (based on the PEGI age ratings)
- control and monitor the use of digital purchases
- limit access to internet browsing by applying a filter
- control the amount of time that children can spend playing games
- control the level of online interaction (chat) and exchange of data (text messages, user-generated content)

Smartphones, tablets and streaming

More information, including video guides, can be found on the website of the VSC Rating Board.

Privacy - What happens with my kids’ data?

All companies have a responsibility to protect the personal data of European residents, especially those of children, according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can learn more about the data that different video game devices, platforms, and publishers collect by checking their privacy policies. You can always change your account settings to limit the amount and type of data that companies can collect and store:

Nintendo / Microsoft Xbox / Sony Playstation / Google Play / Apple / Steam / Oculus