Online Safety – 22/11/23 – Smart TVs

As smart TVs become a staple in our homes, it’s crucial to prioritise our children’s safety while they enjoy these devices. Here are quick tips to keep your kids safe with smart TVs:

  1. Set Parental Controls: Utilise built-in controls to limit access to age-appropriate content and set up passwords to prevent unauthorised access.
  2. Privacy Check: Review and adjust privacy settings to limit data collection and ensure secure handling of any information.
  3. Educate and Communicate: As always, continue to teach children safe browsing habits and encourage open dialogue about online experiences and potential concerns.
  4. Monitor Usage: Keep an eye on what your child is watching, and periodically review their activities on the smart TV.
  5. Stay Updated: Regularly update software and apps to benefit from security patches and bug fixes.
  6. Choose Child-Friendly Apps: Opt for curated and age-appropriate apps that offer a safer viewing experience.
  7. Consider Placement: Place the smart TV in a common area, avoiding bedrooms, to supervise usage more easily.

By implementing these measures, we can create a safer digital environment for our children while they explore the wonders of smart TV technology.