You can set up the PSP to prevent access to UMD’s (Universal Media Discs), games and videos which may not be suitable for the age of the child using the PSP. The parental control features on the PSP require you to be signed into an account on the console. This can be a completely new account, or your PSN account from another PlayStation console.


Parental Controls
Parental Controls can usually be found either on the home screen, or in the system or security settings. Their exact location and options available are subject to change with system updates. We advise that you periodically review the parental controls to ensure they still meet your security requirements. For the latest information, refer to the online user's guide at http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/psp/current/.

These controls are protected by a 4-digit passcode. You will need the passcode to set up the parental controls, to switch them off or to change them. When you set the parental controls for the first time, you will be asked to set the passcode. We advise you not to share the passcode with your child. If you forget your passcode you will need to restore your PSP to its original settings.

As these controls affect the operation of your PSP, you may at times choose to override them to allow an adult to access content.

Parental Control Level
Here you can prevent access to games and videos based on a combination of Parental Control Level and the age rating of the content concerned.

Note: Some content may not be age rated. Even when using parental controls, you should regularly monitor your child’s use of the PSP.

You can set the Parental Control Level on the PSP to ‘Off’ or choose from Parental Control Levels 1 to 11. The default setting is 9.

Parental Control Levels are not age ratings used by any specific rating body, and not all content is encoded with them. For games, the Parental Control Levels correspond approximately to the following PEGI ratings:
•    PCL 1 can view content suitable for all ages but cannot view content for ages 3 and above.
•    PCL 2 can view content suitable for age 3 but cannot view content for ages 7 and above. PEGI 3.
•    PCL 3 can view content suitable for age 7 but cannot view content for ages 10 and above. PEGI 7.
•    PCL 4 can view content suitable for age 10 but cannot view content for ages 12 and above.
•    PCL 5 can view content suitable for age 12 but cannot view content for ages 15 and above. PEGI 12.
•    PCL 6 can view content suitable for age 15 but cannot view content for ages 16 and above.
•    PCL 7 can view content suitable for age 16 but cannot view content for ages 17 and above. PEGI 16.
•    PCL 8 can view content suitable for age 17 but cannot view content for ages 18 and above.
•    PCL 9 can view content suitable for age 18 but cannot view content for ages 18* and above. PEGI 18.
•    PCL 10 can view content suitable for age 18* but cannot view content for ages above 18.
•    PCL 11 can view all content.
*Applies to some video content.


Browser
You can prevent use of the PSP internet browser.

Note that this control will not prevent the launch of applications available on the PSP which automatically link to the internet.


PlayStation Network
If you don’t have one already, you will need to set up a PlayStation Network account to use many of the online features of the PSP.

Sony provides two types of PlayStation Network accounts, Master and sub-accounts. Master accounts are for users over 18, while sub-accounts are for users aged 7 to 17. Only a master account holder can set up a sub-account, and the master account holder is responsible for and should supervise the sub-account holder (see Terms of Service at https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/legal/ for more information). As a master account holder, you can set controls to limit what your child can see and do on the PlayStation Network.

For more information on Master and Sub Accounts please visit http://faq.en.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/169/~/sub-accounts-and-master-accounts.


For further information please visit Sony at http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/psp/current/.