Find out how Virgin Media and F-Secure help keep your kids safe online
Web Safe blocks access to certain types of sites that are unsuitable to children. It will help protect any device that’s connected to your Virgin Media home network and is included in your Virgin Media Broadband package for free.
F-Secure SAFE protects devices from inappropriate content for children as well as from viruses, identity theft and malicious websites. It can be installed on up to five specific devices, giving you the same protection and peace of mind whether you’re at home or out and about.
Although we’ll always do our best to provide families with excellent parental control tools, it’s important to remember that no technology provides 100% protection from all the potential risks kids face online. Just like in the real world, where there are road laws, traffic lights and zebra crossings, you still teach your kids to look left and right when they cross the road and hold their hand when they’re little.
Because keeping your kids safe online is as much about parenting as it is about technology, we’ve been working with the experts at The Parent Zone on the practical steps you can take to keep your family safe on the web. Like the Switched On Families Playbook, it’s an interactive guide containing clear, honest and practical advice filtered by your child’s stage of development.
Parental controls can help you manage what your kids get up to online, especially when they’re young. Different tools work in different ways, so to make sure your family is getting the best protection from them:
For network-based tools, like Web Safe:
For software solutions, like F-Secure SAFE:
The web’s packed with fun and knowledge for your kids to explore. But just like in the real world, there are things we all need to watch out for.