Parental controls and privacy settings
How to set up filters on your home internet to help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed on devices in your home. The 4 big UK internet providers – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media - provide customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time.
Age-inappropriate content and parental controls
If you have downloaded new apps or bought new technology to help stay connected at this time, remember to review and adjust privacy and safety settings if you or your child is signing up to a new online service.
- Internet Matters has step-by-step guides on how to set up parental controls so that you can control what content your child can access online
- the UK Safer Internet Centre has guidance on how to switch on family-friendly filters to prevent age-inappropriate content being accessed on devices in your home
- the NSPCC has more information for parents or carers with concerns about their child seeking inappropriate or explicit content online