The new setting is being added to the Kids section of the Sky EPG. Parents can then select the setting and enter their PIN. Once activated all non-kids’ content including live TV channels, recordings, on-demand shows and apps will be blocked, meaning that the little ones will only be able to see and explore content suitable for ages up to 12.
Other boxes within a household remain unaffected.
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.”
A new guide for parents, produced by Sky and Common Sense Media, will be published later this year. Its purpose is to help parents make more informed choices about what their children watch.