Parental Controls on Home Internet Providers

We know that children, particularly younger children, can be bothered by things they see online, and filters can be a helpful tool in reducing the chances of coming across something upsetting. 

Remember that filtering is only part of the solution

WHERE TO START? No filter or parental controls tool is 100% effective, and many of the risks that young people face online are because of their own and other’s behaviour. It is therefore important to talk to your children about staying safe online and make sure they know that they can turn to you if they get into any difficulty.

Devices that connect to your home internet

DID YOU KNOW? In addition to content filtering offered by your home internet service, many devices such as games consoles, smartphones and tablets have their own parental controls, for example to limit spending or restrict access to apps based on age rating. Likewise, many web browsers have built-in tools and features to help you control the kinds of content users can view.  

Staying safe when out and about

If children are taking their devices out of the home, it’s worth bearing in mind that they could connect to public wifi, for example, in a shop, cafe or restaurant. Look out for the Friendly Wifi symbol which shows that the wifi has filters in place to limit access to unwanted content.

You’ll find great information on setting up parental controls on your home internet by clicking this link. These easy instructions cover the four biggest internet providers; BT, Sky, TalkTalk and VirginMedia.

You’ll find all this information and more on www.childnet.com

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