Parental Controls & Filtering

A Parent's Guide To Technology

The UK Safer Internet Centre has created this guide to answer commonly asked question and introduce some of the most popular devices used by children, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.

Internet Parental Controls

The four big internet providers - BT, Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin Media, provide their customers with free parental controls that can be activated at any time.  Video tutorials on how to download and use these controls are available on the UK Safer Internet Centre website.

Google Safety Centre

Provides information and step by step guides to using the safety tools on various Google services such as You Tube, Google+, Google Search, Chrome and Android.

Microsoft Family Safety Centre

Provides information and advice for using the internet safely as well as guides to the safety settings available on Microsoft products such as Windows Xbox and Windows Phone.