Parental Controls allow you to control things such as:
- Which games can be played (e.g. are they age appropriate?)
- Which films and TV shows can be watched (e.g. are they suitable for your child?)
- How long each family member can use the console on a daily or weekly basis
- Whether or not someone can access Xbox LIVE (e.g. do you want your child to be able to play games online against friends and other people?)
Parental Controls are divided into two groups: ‘console controls’ and ‘online safety and privacy’. Console controls are located in the Family Settings or Family Centre area on your console (depending on your Xbox LIVE membership type).
Please note, this 'How to' guide was written in August 2012 so we recommend that you check the Xboxwebsite for the latest guidance about Parental Controls.
What is XBox LIVE?
Xbox LIVE is the online entertainment service for Xbox 360. You can connect for free to rent and buy HD movies or download Xbox 360 games and keep them fresh with new songs, workouts and levels. With a Gold membership, you can play Kinect and controller games with friends wherever they are.