Virgin Media Security Parental Control
For more information, including how to unblock a page, see the following:
Why am I seeing the "Blocked" page?
The "Blocked" page appears when the web page you are trying to access has been blocked by the Parental Control service. The decision to block or allow a page depends on the settings for the active user. A page can be blocked because:
Are any kid-friendly sites allowed?
The Parental Control service includes a list of safe web sites that are always allowed, even if all web site categories are blocked. This list is based on the URLs deemed safe by the FirstGov for Kids web site (http://www.kids.gov).
Some of the sites on the Kid Safe list include:
How do I unblock a page from within my web browser?
Using the Virgin Media Security Password, parents can override the blocked page from within your web browser.
Note: When you unblock a page using this method, the web site domain is automatically added to the user’s Allow list.
How can I change the Allow or Block settings?
To change allow or block settings:
For further information on these settings, consult the Online Help available in the software.
Note: Changes to these settings apply to the selected user (the user account displayed in the menu in the top-right corner of the window).
What category settings are applied when a user account is created?
When you create a Parental Control user, you select an Initial Profile. The choice you make (Young Child, Pre-Teen, Teenager, Adult) affects what categories of web sites are blocked by default. You can later configure these initial settings to suit your needs. For example, if you select Young Child as the initial profile, all web site categories are blocked by default.
In general, the initial settings are:
The following table describes the default settings for each initial profile.
|Violence and Drugs||X||X||X|
|Arts and Culture||X|
|Politics and Religion||X|
Additional reasons a page might be blocked
A page can also be blocked for the following reasons:
Safe surfing resources
For more information on safe web surfing, consult the following web sites:
Opening the Help
For more information on the Parental Control service, consult the Online Help available in the software.
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