Sky is making TV even safer for kids with the launch of a brand-new Kids Safe Mode on Sky Q. You can read below what Sky has to say about this new service for Sky Q customers :-
Kids Safe Mode will provide a safe space for kids to watch child-friendly TV at home. The new setting will allow parents to lock their Sky Q box in the Kids section, by simply selecting the setting and entering their TV PIN. Once activated, all non-kids’ content including live TV channels, recordings, on-demand shows and apps will be blocked, meaning that the little ones will only be able to see and explore content (up to the age 12) that is just for them.
Kids Safe Mode is the latest feature being rolled out as part of Sky’s commitment to ensure children are safe whilst watching TV and spending time online.
Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive UK & Ireland commented: “At Sky, we go further than anyone else to ensure we put families first when developing our services. Sky Q’s new Kids Safe Mode is a super simple way for parents to have ultimate peace of mind when their children are watching TV.”
Kids Safe Mode will also be joined by a new parents guide set to launch later this year from Sky and Common Sense Media to help parents make more informed choices about what their children watch. This along with Sky’s existing family-friendly features will give customers access to the most comprehensive protection across TV and online.
Tools already available to customers include:
Sky Broadband Shield: The free tool that allows users to filter which websites are seen in the home, protecting against malware and phishing infected sites across all internet connected devices.
Sky Kids App: The dedicated streaming service where kids can watch their favourite shows and play games in a child-friendly environment. Parents can create personalised age profiles for their children using the Sky Buddy avatars, so they can only access the content that is right for them.
Parental control settings: Sky’s Family setting, is on by default, helping to protect younger viewers from inappropriate content. Customers can also block access to apps and online video, to ensure any movies over a certain rating are PIN protected automatically and even PIN protect specific recordings with the ‘Lock’ function.
Kids Safe Mode will roll out to Sky Q customers from this Spring.
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