Simple Parental Controls
When my 16 year old had a quest, he was using the internet and talking to online players. I did not want him to be able to do that. When we visited Best Buy, they had a demo there that a lady from Oculus showed us. We asked her about parental controls and she assured us that when we download the oculus app on our phones, we can set age restrictions, block the browser, set time limits and also block online interaction. Just do these simple things, and I will gladly let my son get a quest again.
Dean Lewis commented
My boys have access to Chromebooks and Android because of Family Link. I'm keen to consider VR, but not without similar features from Oculus.
Sharon Wolf Storch commented
Absolutely agree with all of these posts! To not have basic parental controls is totally ridiculous!
Christian Wade commented
After discovering that Oculus Quest has no parental control and Meta/Facebook don't acknowledge their moral obligation, I sold my 13 year old son's Oculus Quest 2 on eBay. I told him I'll buy him the PS5 VR 2 when it comes out as I'm sure it will have parental control. I felt bad and had to sweeten the deal for him but I had no choice. I don't accept the excuse that it's not for kids because you need to be an adult to have a Facebook account. That's a BS excuse to cover their backsides and Meta/Facebook know it. Goodbye Oculus Quest. I don't plan on coming back!
Patrick Pfeffer commented
Here's a video on how to set basic parental content filters on the oculus quest:
Emily Bahme commented
We bought two oculus quest for our 8 and 10 year old. We thought there must be parental control and we are wrong! Parental control is a must!
Ronald Haines commented
We bought the VR set without considering parental controls as they are pretty standard with electronic devices or through 3rd party software. We have 5 children under 17 and with some of the content i see available not to mention the browser, i would not like my 13 yr old watching. Parents/owners should have control to set individual accounts linked to the parent/admin account and content settings available. This is not rocket science.
Zach West commented
I don't want to control, but I would like to monitor. An amount played per app per day is all I really need!
Ben Burnett commented
I have 2 young daughters and 1 teenage son and all their other devices can be monitored safely and restricted as needed. This is a huge oversight and as the screen is completely private to the individual user, there's no way for a parent to know what they are looking at behind that white plastic box stuck to their eyes. For the love of the children and the sanctity of all things decent, please META add a simple lock code to apps and the internet browser. It is a basic parental necessity in 2021's dangerous world. Thank you
I agree! We need parental control options. We got this for my son, just to find out he needed a Facebook acct which he is now using mine. It would be nice if we can just create one for him from our acct of course.
alicia dawson commented
Crazy that there are no parental controls on these yet! Not buying any until they do!
Dave L commented
Please look at the Oculus Safety Centre page
They say "They do not permit anyone under 13 to create accounts or Use Oculus devices.
This explains why they do not spend time developing tools for under 13 year olds like "Parental controls" as it's an age bracket they do not see using the device.
"Designed for Ages 13+
Oculus content is rated by the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC) and is designed for ages 13 and older. Oculus Store content has content ratings, so you'll know what type of experience you or your teen selects. While we know that children aged under 13 may want to use Oculus devices, we do not permit them to create accounts or use Oculus devices."
Australian Content commented
its incredulous this hasnt been implemented. its clearly a disgusting choice by facebook, zuckerberga was saying safety features would be implemented from day 1... yet there are none. They are avilable on every mobile platform everyday such as iphone.
if they can develop high tech AR goggles, and eye tracking they sure as S*^& can develop simple parental controls.
not good enough meta/facebook/oculus
David Eagle commented
Absolutely astounding that these aren't here yet. I don't want my kids watching YouTube on this but there is NO way to block it. You uninstall it and it still shows up so they can easily reinstall it. My daughter is on it way too much and it's becoming an issue.
I have no way to remotely lock the device? Really? I have to physically rip it off their face. Unreal.
Kids can literally be on this thing for hours which is what I'm sure Facebook loves but parents do not.
With to the icreased popularity of this you'd think there'd be more of outcry.
Parental controls is a must!!! Why hasn't that been done?? the other day my 5 year old was playing and I heard some kid calling him a f**king c**t in the rec room. Not good!
This one seems pretty simple Oculus/Facebook. It has been done on every other mobile platform - and I'm sure you can get this done. It will make it much easier for younger users to use all the cool things you make safely.
9 year old getting cursed at and trash talked by 20 something losers in their mom's basement. Needs to be blocked
My router (netgear nighthawk) has “circle” built in and I have a web filter for all my 13 year olds devices. Did a test on the oculus and worked like a charm.
PJ Mum commented
Need to limit access time and have content controls.
Also should be able to set up without creditcard.
Close to throwing this device out the window it has destroyed family life and is now destroying his prospects
Personally I think 16 is a bit old for this kind of parental control. One possible option would be if you jumped into his cast from your phone once or twice when he is playing. You can hear and see what his is doing from this. If you really don’t trust him this might be a good alternative than fully getting rid of his quest
Sarah P commented
Please put parental controls on the Oculus! My 10 year old son loves it but I can't police him all the time and he can access anything on there. It was his favorite birthday gift of all time so I don't want to take it away but might have to.