You can use parental controls to restrict the content you can download or purchase from Google Play on your device.
By default, parental controls are turned off.
To set up the parental controls on your Google device, read on or watch our Quick Guide:

1.   Open the Play Store app on your Android device.


2.   In the top left corner, touch and scroll down to

3.   Scroll down to and touch Parental controls.

4.   Turn Parental Controls On.

5.   Create a PIN so that other people who use your device can't change your parental controls.
 
Note: If you forget your PIN, you can remove parental controls by clearing the Play Store app's data.

6.   Choose the content you wish to filter: Apps & Games, Films, TV, Magazines or Music.

7.   Apps & Games:
Apps & Games are rated by the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC). In the UK and Europe (excluding Germany) they will display the Pan-European Game Information (PEGI) rating, with 3 being the lowest and most restrictive rating and 18 being the highest. Content at PEGI 3 will be suitable for very young audiences, while PEGI 18 is suitable for adults only. You also have the option to allow all apps and games, even those which have not yet been rated.

Note: Parental controls only apply to the Google Account on the Android device you added them on. You'll still be able to see any apps and games you downloaded before you added parental controls, even if they're outside of the rating you set.


8.   Films:
Films in the UK are rated by the British Board of Film Classification and will carry a BBFC rating. U is the most restrictive, it stands for Universal and means the content is suitable for everyone. PG means Parental Guidance is required. 12A means the content is suitable for persons of 12 years and over but those under 12 years may view it with adult supervision. 18 is the least restrictive rating with the exclusion of R18 which applies to specially and legally restricted explicit works containing consenting sex or strong fetish material involving adults.
 

9.   TV:
As with Films, TV programmes in the UK are also rated by the British Board of Film Classification and will carry a BBFC rating. Again, U is the most restrictive, standing for Universal and meaning the content is suitable for everyone. PG means Parental Guidance is required. 12A means the content is suitable for persons of 12 years and over but those under 12 years may view it with adult supervision. 18 is the least restrictive rating with the exclusion of R18 which applies to specially and legally restricted explicit works containing consenting sex or strong fetish material involving adults.
 

10.   Magazines:
You can restrict access to books or magazines containing sexually explicit content, such as those found on the top shelf of a newsagent.
 

11.   Music:
You can restrict access to music containing explicit content, such as those that carried a Parental Advisory warning.
 

For more information on IARC or BBFC ratings please click on the links below: