Parental Control Features
Once in the Security Suite, you can turn on and adjust settings for the features detailed below.
Restrict access to sites based on content or only allow access to specified sites. For example, parents are given the option to block content categories or keywords such as weapons, violence, cults, disturbing, alcohol, adult, dating, tobacco, etc. If you want your child to focus solely on the academic use of the internet, you can also block blogs, social networks, and forums.
For a truly locked-down internet, there is also an option to specify exactly which sites your child can visit, blocking everything else. Only want them to go to PBS Kids? Set it up on the Spectrum content blocker.
Search result filter
When this feature is turned on in Security Suite, it is designed to keep adult content from appearing on search engine results.
Set a maximum amount of usage per day with an easy slider bar. You can vary the maximum amounts by weekday or weekend. The usage graphs and slider bar are very user-friendly, and they are especially useful as a visual aid when talking with children about time limits.
View stats on a user’s activity over a day, a week, a month, or any other specified amount of time. Here, you can see the number of sites visited, the potentially harmful or objectionable sites that were blocked, and more. Having concrete statistics can make a world of difference when discussing internet usage and behaviors with children.
If your Spectrum service also includes television, it’s important to know how to monitor that content as well.
How to monitor content on SpectrumTV.com
- Sign in to SpectrumTV.com with a Spectrum username that has Head of Household or Administrator privileges.
- Select the Settings tab.
- Choose Parental Controls.
- Set the switch to ON.
- When prompted, enter or create your PIN.
- Under Allowed TV ratings, select the ratings that are appropriate for your child.
- Under Allowed Movie ratings, select the appropriate ratings.
- Under Channel blocks, select the channels you don’t want your child to view.