Intro: With gaming systems, when considering the balance between filtering, monitoring, and conversation, the emphasis is on constant conversation. Here are four things that should be controlled in gaming systems:
Step 1: Set up OpenDNS on your home’s router (critical).
Step 2: There are parental controls that you can use to do 3 things:
To do any of these, first go to the “System Settings” icon on the home menu (the wrench) and then select “Parental Controls”:
If you haven’t already set a pin, then the DS will prompt you to create a 4-digit pin (don’t forget this) and then select “Set Restrictions.”
From there, you will see the three options already mentioned. If this is a young internet user, then consider turning off web browsing by clicking “Internet Browser,” and then “Restrict.” If you want to set a maximum software rating or control Nintendo 3DS Shopping Services (might be smart!), then just click through each of those selections.