Netflix is everyone’s idea of how to watch television, but especially moms and dads.
Watch high-quality shows when you want — like when you’re breastfeeding at 3 a.m. or after the kids finally go to bed. Parents can plan a date night around streaming an entire series. Kids can watch a favorite show, giving the parent enough time to make dinner.
But parents may not want the kids to watch episodes of “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” though I don’t know why because he’s adorable, or “Happy Birthday Barney,” which I totally get can grind on a parent’s last nerve.
Block individual shows
Here’s how to filter specific content:
- Click on “Manage Profiles” from the Netflix website.
- Change the “Kids” profile to “Adult” and unclick the “Kids” profile.
- Then enter the “Kids” profile and move to the offending show. Click the “Thumbs Down” icon, which will gray out the shows.
- Block all the shows you don’t want your kids to watch by clicking the “Thumbs Down” icon.
- Return to “Manage Profiles” and change the “Kids” profile back to kids by checking the box.
- Choose either “For Little Kids Only” or “For Older Kids and Below.”
It may take a while for the shows that you blocked to no longer appear as recommended shows at the top of the page. But they eventually go away.