Setting safe mode on video websites

How to set a safe mode on video websites

Make sure your child only views age-appropriate content online, thanks to these easy-to-follow directions

Movie and TV channels online offer a huge range of content for all the family.

Some use a combination of password and PIN to set restrictions on viewing, based on age ratings. Some let you create separate profiles for child users so they can only view child-friendly content. Obviously, these restrictions only work if you keep the passwords and PINs secret.



YouTube’s Restricted Mode helps to screen inappropriate content that you wouldn’t want your child to see.

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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.

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For more about iPlayer Kids, visit



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

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Amazon Video and Amazon Prime

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

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Apple TV

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

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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.

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For more about Sky Kids, visit


TalkTalk TV Store

(previously called Blinkbox)

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

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

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