Parental controls for your home internet

Jun 3, 2020 | Cyber Parenting - Privacy and Identity

Home internet providers can offer parental controls for your child to help protect them from 18+ content. There are multiple different search engines that will also help shield you children from such content.

Things that will help:

  • You may use a filter from your internet provider to control the content that you and your family see.set up any device connected to your home broadband. How you do this depends on your provider and you’ll need to access your home router. For support call our experts from the O2 NSPCC Advice Line on 0808 800 5002.
  • Make sure your child uses the internet through WiFi instead of through 3G, 4G or 5G. Otherwise parental controls won’t work.


BT Parental Controls help keep your children safe online. Once activated, all devices connected to your BT Hub will have content filtered to a restriction level that you set. These filters will also apply if you use your BT ID to log in to BT Wi-fi. BT Parental Controls is free to BT Broadband customers.


Sky Broadband Shield is a set of tools designed to help make the internet a safer place for your whole family at no extra cost: Includes advanced protection which helps to defend against unwanted attacks, such as viruses, phishing or malware-infected sites. One of the great things about sky is that you can block certain sites, like social media and betting.


Parental controls: Parental controls are currently available to all Vodafone Broadband and Home Phone customers. Parental Controls will be automatically set to off as default.

Source: Internet Matters

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