If your child is into VR (virtual reality), odds are they’ve asked you about an Oculus — or you may have already gotten them one! If so, you’ve probably scoured the internet looking for info on Oculus parental controls. Unfortunately, there are none! You read that right — Facebook has provided no in-device settings for parents to help protect their kids apart from an unlock code. Worry not, however. We’ve got one solution that can help you out.
What Exactly Is Oculus?
Oculus is Facebook’s virtual reality headset line, consisting of:
- Oculus Rift
- Oculus Rift S
- Oculus Go
- Oculus Quest
- Oculus Meta Quest 2 (current flagship)
The device fits snugly over your head and projects images that create the illusion of 3-D immersion in video games. It comes with hand-held controls that allow you to maneuver and navigate through the virtual world.
The idea of VR can be intimidating, but think of the headset kind of like an external screen that just sits very close to your eyes. You can play games in VR, of course, but you can also just view regular 2-D images, like movies and websites on the headset, as well.