Parental controls: new guidance from the NSPCC

The NSPCC have recently produced new guidance for parents about how to set parental controls on a variety of devices and apps at

Parental controls can be used to block upsetting or harmful content, control in-app purchases or manage how long your child spends online. They are available on your broad band or mobile phone data signal; individual devices such as tablets, phones, games consoles, SMART TVs as well as search engines and other apps or websites, for example YouTube, Snapchat or
However, parents and carers need to be aware that they are only part of the strategy to keep your children safe and make be less effective for older or particularly tech-savvy children. Controls will not block a lot of user-generated content such as images and videos shared via group chat or sent on messaging services.