The Portable PlayStation is an incredibly popular mobile gaming device that has access to the internet through wireless technology. Setting the parental controls on all gaming devices is a critical part of keeping your children safe while they play games and surf the web. The information below will help guid you through the parental control settings for Sony’s PSP.

When Sony released the PlayStation Portable, they also unleashed a new, proprietary media format called the universal media disc (UMD). This disk has a 1.8 gigabiyte capacity for games, movies and music. Some UMD software have a preset parental control level based on the content. You can set the parental control level on the PSP system to restrict the playback of a UMD with a level that is higher than that set on the system. The parental control level of the system can be either turned off or set to one of 11 different levels.

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Off Turns off parental control
11-1 Sets the level of content to be restricted. A setting of [1] is the most restrictive; [11] is the least restrictive.

The combination of the parental control levels of both the PSP system and the UMD determine whether a game or movie can be viewed or not.

To limit the Internet access on the PSP follow these instructions:

1.Go to the control menu, moving left to “Settings”, down to “Security Settings”, press the “X” button.

2. Now “Change Password”, set “Parental Control Level” or set up an “Internet Browser Start Control”.

3.It will then prompt you to enter a four-digit password. Don’t loss this code, once it is set you will not be able to gain Internet access from the PSP or change the password again without it.

For more information on parental controls or how to set the parental controls on the PlayStation3 click here.

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