Parental Controls & Filtering

A Parents' 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 theses technologies safely and reponsibly.

Internet Parental Controls: The four big internet providers - BT, Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin Media, provide their customers with free parental controls that cn be activated at any time.  Video tutorials on how to dowload 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.


  Please see the link below for a document produced by Lincolnshire County Council which supports parents if their child has been in trouble online.


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