How to set up the parental controls offered by your internet provider
Here you can find out how you can help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed online on computers in your home.
The 4 big internet providers in the UK – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media - provide their customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time. They have come together to produce these helpful video guides to help you to download and set-up the controls offered by your provider. Click on the image below to watch the videos.
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.
This website will guide you through using parental controls on all the different internet devices you might have in your home. They will even email you instructions. Click on "Protect my family".
Advice about smartphones, gaming devices, tablets and other internet-connected devices like the iPod Touch.
Talk about staying safe online with your child.
Your child may have watched one of the Thinkuknow cartoons or films at school; they are a great way to start conversations with your child about what can happen online and what they can do about it.
Why not sit down and watch one together and discuss the topics. We would recommend that you watch the film on your own beforehand so that you’re aware of the topics it covers.
Suitable for 5 to 7 year old children.
Suitable for 8 - 11 year old children.