Parenting is not only fun and exciting; it is a huge responsibility to raise decent, sophisticated, and obedient children. Kids of today's generation are more attracted to cell phones and cartoons rather than playing physically. Moreover, most parents choose Netflix for their kids to watch cartoons as the platform has separate kids profile specifically for 'pre-school and pre-teen' kids, where only cartoons are available. To help the parents track their kid's activity on Netflix, the company has released a new feature 'Kids Activity Report' which will show a detailed view of what the kids are watching, on which program they are spending most of their time, which character do they like the most and the recommendations based on kid's interests.
Netflix will start sending an email regarding this new feature to all the parents who have enabled kids' profile on Netflix. The report will also share 'joke of the day' and coloring pages that include Netflix characters and shows, which can be printed out for the kids as an activity at home. Furthermore, a set of questions will also be there to ask your children about their favorite characters and shows. This is undoubtedly a great way for parents to monitor their kids' interests and activities and help them connect with their children better.
Tracking younger kids is extremely crucial for the parents so that they can prevent their kids from getting their minds polluted. Moreover, kids should also understand what they are watching and whether it is good for them or not. If older kids don't like the idea of getting tracked their activities tracked by their parents, it is a family matter, and parents can disable the report anytime they want.
Netflix is also working on rolling out a 'Family Profile,' which will include all the TV shows and movies that are family-friendly and can be watched with kids of any age. This will be a great way to gather your family in one place, watch a movie of everyone's interest and spend some quality time together.
Since Netflix algorithms work on recommendations based on an individual's interests, the family profile will also show the TV shows and movies based on your precious choices from the family profile. Movies with PG-13 and PG-14 ratings will appear on the profile. However, the company said that they could customize the settings and add titles with ratings beyond PG-13 and PG-14 for a family account if it becomes a popular request by multiple accounts on the platform.
The family profiles will have made available from today as a test worldwide; on the other hand, the kids' activity report's feature has been rolled out in limited markets as a global test.