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Sky launches new safety tool for parents of young children

Sky has launched a Kids Safe Mode on its Sky Q advanced set-top boxes.

The new setting will allow parents to lock their Sky Q box in the Kids section by 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 children under 12 will only be able to see and explore content that is approved for their age group.

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, according to the pay TV outfit.

Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive UK & Ireland said: “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.”

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