Broadband & mobile networks

Broadband, mobile and WiFi providers offer filters to limit the inappropriate content a child might see. As these typically have to be set manually, you’ll find a comprehensive list of parental control guides that we’ve created to make this process easier to follow with our step by step videos and visual instructions.

Limitation of network filters

Some content and sites can be encrypted, which means they’re coded in a way that prevents the controls from knowing what the content actually is, so filters will not necessarily apply. There are also ways of bypassing filters using what’s called a Virtual Private Network (VPN) if your child is technologically savvy enough.

They also don’t usually restrict purchases through apps or the use of certain programmes that are already on the device. You’ll need to consider setting your device controls and platform (such as Chrome or Netflix) controls too.

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