How to set parental controls
Flustered by filters? Scared of software? Or are you perfectly proficient, but want to do something specific (like set automated limits on screen time)?
BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media have provided step-by-step video guidance to explain how to set up their parental controls, so have a look at the one that applies to your family.
Filtering software gets more sophisticated all the time, so peruse your provider's instructions and take a tour around the options to see how to get your own filters set up the way you want them. And don't forget to think about adding controls to all internet-enabled devices your kids might have access to, such as tablets, mobile phones and games consoles.
Have a look at our advice on internet safety for distilled MNer wisdom on preparing your children to navigate the wondrous and not-so-wondrous aspects of the web.
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Last updated: 8 months ago