Many providers offer parental controls to block inappropriate programmes and films.

Find out how BBC iPlayer, Netflix and others can help the younger members of your family to avoid unsuitable film, TV and radio content.

BBC iPlayer

The Parental Guidance lock lets you manage the BBC content your child can access. In addition, the free BBC iPlayer Kids app contains CBeebies and CBBC favourites.


There are four maturity levels in Netflix parental controls (Little Kids, Older Kids, Teens and Adults) to help you control what your child watches.

Amazon Video and Amazon Prime

Amazon’s PIN feature lets you set purchase and viewing restrictions on your registered devices.

Apple TV

Turn on Restrictions to limit access to specific features – such as app purchases and multiplayer games and content – on your Apple TV.

Sky TV

Using PIN-protected parental controls, you can restrict the programmes and channels your child can watch on Sky TV. In addition, the Sky Kids app contains thousands of children’s shows and lets you filter them by age.

TalkTalk TV Store

Previously called Blinkbox, TalkTalk TV Store has been integrated with the parental controls in the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Safety features are also available in the Windows 8.1+ app.

We have listed select features of all services. There may be other safety or privacy settings available.