'How to' guides

Find out about parental controls on social networks, smartphones, search engines and other services.

Parental controls: Where does your child go online?

Learn more about content filters and parental controls.

 

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Parental controls on your computer's operating system

Both Windows and Mac OS X have built-in parental controls so that you can do things like restrict your child’s web access.

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Safety controls on search engines

How to switch on parental controls on Google, Yahoo and Bing.

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Parental controls on your Web browser

How to switch on parental controls on Internet Explorer and Chrome.

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Third party parental controls

You might decide to turn to a dedicated parental control solution to help you block inappropriate content.

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Safety controls on social networks

The main social network providers offer lots of tools and resources to help younger users have a safer and more private online experience

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Safe mode on video websites

Help to prevent adult content from appearing in your child’s search results.

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Blocking unsuitable TV, film and radio content

How can you avoid your primary schooler watching an episode of Breaking Bad while you’re out of the room?

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Parental controls on your child's devices

On a smartphone, tablet or games console, you can use parental controls to manage a range of functions.

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Parental controls on your home internet

Did you know that many internet service providers in the UK offer free parental controls?

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Report online concerns

If something does go wrong online, you need to know what action you can take.

 

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