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Set up parental controls on my TV

Find out how to set up your own parental controls on your TV

With a vast amount of channels and programmes to choose from, we know how hard it is to make sure the kids aren’t watching things they shouldn’t be. You might want the little ones to spend less time in front of the TV or you may just be wary of them watching unsuitable shows. Parental controls are there to help and most new TVs come with them.

Step 1

On your remote, find the menu and navigate through the settings or setup menu until you find Parental Controls, Child Lock or something similar. Once you’re in there, you might find that there is already a default code or password set up. If so, check the product manual and key it in. 

Step 2

You’ll now be able to add your own password and use it to lock certain programmes or channels. Other features may include blocking shows with a certain age advisory or anything that is on TV after a specific time. 

And finally...

Every TV is different, so it’s always good to check the troubleshooting guide that came with the product. Have a skim through the contents or the glossary until you find anything relating to parental controls. Here, you will be taken through exactly what needs to be done to set up restrictions on content you deem unfit for the whole family.

If you’re still struggling, you could always get in touch with the manufacturer directly. They are experts when it comes to their own products and they will be able to talk you through the process step by step.