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Internet Service Provider Safety Settings

The internet is an incredible thing! It provides us and our children with information and experiences from around the world and across an infinite number of topics, all at the click of a button. However, without correct settings or restrictions in place, our children may come across content and topics that they are not yet mature enough to process.

Perhaps the easiest way to apply these settings is direct with your internet provider. Below are videos and links on how to activate safety settings for some of the most commonly used internet providers.

How to set up and manage Sky Broadband Shield

Sky Shield is available to all Sky customers free of charge. It is a useful way to set age restrictions to limit internet access at different time of the day. It also helps protect against phishing sites where your personal data may be stored. This short video explains how to set it up and the link below gives even more information on its capabilities.

Changing Virgin Media Web Safe Settings on Desktop/Laptop

Virgin Media takes online safety seriously. Any website unsuitable for children is blocked by default. Learn how you can change Web Safe settings to turn Child Safe off.

Virgin Media also offer another security system that can be individually tailored to up to five devices in your home. It is a little more complicated to set-up and does also have a fee attached to it. The product is called F Secure and with a quick search on the Virgin Media website you can find lots more information about the product.

Changing Virgin Media Web Safe Settings on a Mobile

How to set up your BT Parental Controls | BT

Find out how to set up your BT Parental Controls. This video will talk you through how to set up your BT Parental Controls.

TalkTalk parental controls step-by-step guide | Internet Matters

TalkTalk HomeSafe is a family-friendly web filter that allows you to restrict certain types of website on all devices connected in the home and Virus Alerts allows for safe browsing. Unfortunately TalkTalk themselves haven't created a 'How to...' video but this one from Internet Matters does the trick. There also a link underneath to the TalkTalk website where you can set up HomeSafe.