Sky has announced that any new customers who sign up to their Sky Broadband service will have parental controls turned on by default.
From 2016 anyone who buys Sky Broadband will automatically have parental controls turned on when they activate their service.
Sky today announces its commitment to automatically turn on Sky Broadband Shield for all new broadband customers as standard in 20161. Currently new customers are asked whether they want to use Sky Broadband Shield, which lets them filter which websites are seen in their home, as part of the broadband set-up process. In the future, Sky Broadband Shield will be switched on when the broadband is first activated.
Sky Broadband Shield gives Sky customers control of their household’s internet experience by allowing them to filter what sites can be accessed, as well as protecting against malware-infected or phishing sites. Its watershed feature has adjustable settings which use age rating options (PG, 13, 18, Custom or none) to restrict sites and these can be varied depending on the time of the day.
The filter will be set to an age rating of 13 before 9PM and an age rating of 18 after 9PM, customers can choose to turn the parental filter off through their account settings if they want.