Netflix’s inclusion on the Dirty Dozen List came before the distribution of “Cuties,” a movie that has come under intense criticism for its sexualization of young girls. Even before the release of “Cuties” and the resulting outrage, NCOSE took issue with its distribution of content that contained “graphic sexual content” and the fact that the Netflix app was rated as suitable for viewers aged 4 and older.
Netflix has changed the rating of its app to 12+, indicating that material on it is not suitable for children under the age of 12. The streaming service has also modified its parental controls to address a loophole that enabled children to access adult content that their parents banned them from viewing on their specific profile to view the material on their parents’ profile as opposed to their own.
The changes will enable any blocks on certain programming to apply to all accounts on all profiles managed by members. Parents also have the ability to block their children from viewing specific TV shows and movies.