Censor your TV with one digi lock – block out junior from unsuitable shows with new parental tool.
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Free TV Australia are pushing their parental lock available on “most” digital TVs that gives parents greater control of their children’s television viewing options.
The ‘parental lock’ feature allows viewers to block access to programs based on their classification, and in some cases block access to entire channels, with the use of a personal identification number (PIN).
Once the lock is activated, only those who know the PIN can access or view the blocked content.
Parental Locks are available on most digital TVs, digital set-top-boxes and digital video recorders.
The Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) mandated that all new digital TV receivers sold after 4 February 2011 must include Parental Lock functionality.
“The Parental Lock is an important tool for parents who wish to control their children’s viewing choices,” CEO Julie Flynn said.
“With a couple of clicks on the remote control, parents can block access to any program based on their classification, or even block whole channels.”
Free TV has also produced a series of Fact Sheets which includes a one-page user guide, which can be found at www.freetv.com.au/parentallock