BBC iPlayer Safety Settings



BBC iPlayer Safety Settings

BBC iPlayer Safety Settings are available for using the platform in a browser on digital devices and for the iPlayer App. Parents should note that the safety settings must be set up on each device individually.


Restrictions Available

    • Inappropriate Content


Turning on Parental Controls

  • Go to
  • Select Parental Guidance at the bottom of the page or use this link
  • On the Parental Controls Parental Guidance page select Lock now
  • Tick the I aged 16 or over option
  • Click Continue
  • Select Turn on PG Lock
  • When prompted create a 4-digit PIN code
  • Click on Save
  • The 4-digit PIN code will be required whenever access is sought for age restricted content


Setting up Parental Controls for the iPlayer App

  • Open the iPlayer App
  • Select Menu
  • Then Settings
  • Then Parental Guidance
  • You will be prompted to enter a four-digit PIN number
  • In the event you forget the four-digit PIN number, you will be prompted to enter a Secret question and a Secret answer
  • Select Activate to save your four-digit PIN number
  • The four-digit PIN number will used to confirm the person accessing content is over 16


Setting up Parental Controls on a Smart TV App

  • Open the BBC iPlayer App on the Smart TV
  • Go to Settings
  • Then select Settings & Help
  • Select Parental Guidance
  • Select Set up Parental Guidance
  • Give Confirmation you're aged 16 or over and when prompted create four-digit PIN number
  • Select OK and confirm the four-digit PIN number
  • When prompted select a Security Question
  • Select OK and confirm the answer to the Secret Question when prompted
  • When the Set Up Complete message appears select Close to go return to BBC iPlayer




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