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.
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.
Benjamin Wilson commented
I think it should also include what apps can be opened as well. Kids go into some adults rooms all the time. It drives us nuts. For instance Altspace. Its okay they use it but not to go into the rooms labeled adults only.
Barrett Ray commented
I feel like sixteen years old is a bit... much. But to respond to the main point, I feel that this will not be added ever simply because of the fact that small children are not supposed to have a Quest in the first place, and parents generally do not block access to the internet for teenagers (can't link poll here, but check first result on Google)
Giving this a bump. I'm setting up my old Quest for my grandosn for Xmas. We NEED some sort of parental filter where we can disable certain content. Oculus is meant to be about families. Come on Oculus.
i agree my parents got rid of my quest