KEEP KIDS SAFE ONLINE
Parental controls are an important way to keep your child safe online.
Parental controls can be used to block upsetting or harmful content, control in-app purchases or manage how long your child spends online. And the good news is parental controls are really easy to set up.
Innocent searches sometimes reveal not so innocent results. So if you’re worried about what your child is searching for online, who they’re talking to or what they’re seeing, we can help.
It’s simple to get started. And, along with talking to your child regularly, using parental controls is one of the best ways to help keep children safe online. You’ll find lots more information below – or give us a call on 0808 800 5002 to chat to one of our expert NSPCC and O2 advisors.
What are parental controls?
Parental controls are software and tools which you can install on phones or tablets, games consoles or laptops – and even your home broadband.
You can also use them to help you block or filter the content your child sees when searching online. And family-friendly public WiFi can help when you’re out and about.
Parental controls are also available to help you to:
plan what time of day your child can go online and how long for
stop them from downloading apps they’re too young for
manage the content different members of the family can see.
So whatever your child is doing online, there’s a way that you can help keep them safe.