Supporting over 8s online

Get advice and guidance to set controls on Samsung devices to support children as they grow in confidence online.

Set controls on smartphones and tablets

Create a safe space for kids to explore a range of Samsung smartphones and tablets with these simple steps.

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Create a Secret Mode password

  • Open the internet browser
  • Tap tabs
  • Tap turn on secret mode
  • Then set password

Set up Secure Folder for private files

The Secure Folder allows you to keep your private files, images, and even apps in a separate secured folder. It is only available on devices running on the Android Nougat 7.0 operating system and above.

To create a secure folder, Samsung Account details are required. If you set up your child’s account and do not share the password they will not be able to set up the folder. Another option is to know your child’s password to their secure folder.

Samsung tablets controls guide

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Samsung Smartphones controls guide

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Set Pin on Play store

To control what your child downloads onto their phone you can set a pin on the play store.

Google Play store How-to guide

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Create a restricted profile for a child on a tablet

This function allows you to closely manage what content your child has access to.

Android tablet How to guide

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Mobile Device Health check

Once you’ve set up your child’s device with the right controls and settings make sure to carry out a mobile device health check regularly to ensure the controls and settings are still suitable as they grow.

Watch this video to see our top 5 tips to carry out the mobile device health check

Get Samsung Family Hub fridge set up safe

Samsung Family Hub fridge is more than just that, it connects to the online world to give you access to online entertainment and music. With this in mind, there are security controls built-in to help you restrict access to controls and content on the fridge to keep children safe.

Adjust security controls on Family Hub

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Set up controls on Samsung Smart TVs

To protect your children from viewing unsuitable programmes on Samsung Smart TVs there a number of controls that you can set, from locking apps to setting a PIN to limit access to certain apps.

Samung Smart TV parental controls

See our step by step how to guide to get started

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Online safety age guides

Give your child the best start online with age-specific practical advice that you can use to help them stay safe online as soon as they can pick up a phone or a tablet.

6 – 10 online safety advice

Help children establish positive behaviour online as they gain more independence.

11-13 online safety advice

See how to support your child as they do more online and get more independent with their own device.

14+ online safety advice

As children become more active online, learn about what conversations to have about their digital lives.

The Online Together Project

Challenge stereotypes and misconceptions to encourage positive interactions online. With your child, take this quiz created by Samsung and Internet Matters to get the conversations started. Learn more here.

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