Parent gamers can finally let their kids play on Steam as the latest update includes parental controls. Previously, parental controls were only available to Steam users who were participating in the beta program. Now parental features have rolled out to all Steam users.
Parents can set a PIN to keep kids away from uninhibited Steam usage. They also have the ability to block individual games from a Steam game library. There are even more powerful settings that block in-game purchases as well as community generated content in case there’s some age inappropriate material.
By default, Steam will launch in Family View, which means parents will have to enter a PIN before accessing all their games. Steam parental controls allow parents to add their child’s individual Steam account so there’s no sharing of accounts involved. However, this will require parents to gain access to their child’s Steam account in order to turn on parental controls.