Kids Safe Mode on Sky Q

Fun TV for them and peace of mind for you. With the new Kids Safe Mode, your TV becomes a kids‑only world, so they’re safe from seeing anything too grown up.

Creating a child-friendly TV experience at home

Kids Safe Mode is one of the key features which forms part of Sky’s commitment to ensure children are safe whilst watching TV and spending time online. It is a simple way for parents to have ultimate peace of mind when their children are watching TV.

The setting allows parents to lock their Sky Q box in the Kids section, by simply selecting the setting and entering their TV PIN.

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Key features

Designed with children at the heart

The feature allows children to have a dedicated space, making it easier for them to find shows and films they can enjoy. It also allows them to develop a sense of independence as they are able to take control of the remote and explore in a safe space.

Creates digital boundaries for safer viewing

Kids Safe Mode on Sky Q can be activated by entering a Sky Pin number. Once it’s on, the feature will only allow you into Sky’s kids’ section which only shows content suitable for 0 to 12 year-olds. It will stay on even if you turn off the Sky Q box and or the box is rebooted.

Set up Kids Safe Mode on Sky Q box

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.

Supporting 0 – 5s

As children take their first digital steps online find out what steps you can take to protect them.

Supporting 6 – 10s

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

Supporting 11-13s

Learn how to have positive conversations about their internet use as they get more active online.

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See more articles and resources to help children stay safe online.