Photo: (Shutterstock) Netflix has started rolling out new tools that aim to make it easier for parents to monitor what their kids are watching on the streaming service. First, the Kids Activity Report will break down the types of shows your kids are most watching and the top “themes” in that content; it will spotlight their favorite characters (so you can better understand what the hell Oggy and those cockroaches are all about); and it will provide fresh recommendations. Secondly, a new “family profile” setting will be released to act as a sort of bridge between the kids-only profiles and regular ones. That is, it will include shows with more mature ratings (up to a PG-13 rating for movies, and up to a TV-14 rating for TV shows), but which are commonly considered to be more family friendly if kids are watching with their parents. Emails sent out to customers who have kids accounts enabled started going out this weekend, letting parents know they could opt into the report. The report also comes with a “joke of the day,” coloring pages (based on Netflix characters and shows) to print out for kids stuck at home, and prepared questions to ask their kids based on their favorite show or character. Parents will hopefully be able to better connect with their kids by having a more thorough understanding of what they’re watching—even if they don’t want to watch it themselves, Michelle Parsons, who leads Netflix’s product innovation team for kids […]