Parental Control & Content Ratings

Info for all Freeviewers

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has made changes to classification labels and time-brands to make it easier for parents and guardians to decide what's appropriate viewing and when.  

You can find all about this change and the new classifications on the BSA's New Classification website.


You can check the classifications for shows and movies on the Freeview TV Guide online or on your TV to see if they're suitable for your kiddos.

Parental Control (sometimes called Child Locks or Parental Locks) can be another easy way to safeguard your little ones from inappropriate content.

Using Parental Control

Parental Control is a feature on most TVs, set-top boxes and PVRs.  It lets you block programmes of certain ratings so they're not shown on your TV unless the correct passcode is entered.

Setting up Parental Control is quick and simple.  You can learn more about how it works and find a simple general guide to get it set up here.

If you'd like step-by-step instructions for your TV or box, you can dust off the Device Manual or just click on the FIND MY INSTRUCTIONS button below.