There are lots of parental controls and other online tools to help your child have a safer and more private online experience, many of which are free and easy to set up.
You might already have parental controls on your child’s computer but what about their smartphone, tablet, games console and other devices? Take a look at our guides so you can help to protect them when they are online at home, at a friend’s house or out and about. But remember, controls and tools aren’t always 100% effective and tech-savvy kids sometimes find their way round them.
Many internet service providers (ISPs) in the UK offer free parental controls.
If you’re a BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media or Vodafone customer, you can decide what kind of Web content your family can access. We’ve put together an overview of each set of controls and links to further information.
Live streaming platforms let users chat to each other or broadcast videos of themselves in real time.
As this can create privacy and safety issues for users of all ages, it's important to check the settings and controls on each individual app. Find out what you can set on three of the most popular streaming platforms.