Comcast is celebrating Summer of Kids this July, highlighting thousands of Xfinity On Demand choices across platforms for summer’s mobile families. In conjunction with this massive library of family-friendly programming, we are also offering new resources and features for safe viewing this season and well beyond.
This spring, Comcast introduced a parental controls microsite, Xfinity.com/parents, to help parents manage what their kids are watching on TV, online and on mobile devices. The site provides families with basic tools and the latest information around making smart media and technology choices. It includes two-minute videos that give simple step-by-step instructions on how to set parental control passcodes, restrict access to programs on your set-top box and the X1 platform, plus how to manage access to Xfinity TV content online and on the Xfinity TV Player App. Additionally, Dr. Michael Rich from the Center on Media and Child Health at Children’s Hospital of Boston offers advice on digital safety and for the first time parents can submit questions to Dr. Rich through the interactive site.
The parental controls microsite provides an abundance of resources to help families make smarter decisions about what is age-appropriate for their children online and on TV, including games, tips, and how-to guides. Families can learn here how to talk about online behavior, explore TV and movie ratings, decide what content is age appropriate, and set controls across a variety of platforms -- whether a smartphone, tablet, laptop, computer, or TV.
Additionally, Xfinity has expanded its partnership with Common Sense Media to integrate TV show and film ratings into Xfinity.com/TV kids content and to allow for the filtering of content by "most-watched" and "age group" on Xfinity On Demand. There is also now a dedicated family and kids content section on the Xfinity TV Player App, making it easier than ever to for parents to find quality content while on-the-go. It might be the Summer of Kids, but Xfinity is ensuring a safe and smart entertainment experience for families online, on TV and across every platform every day. For more information visit www.xfinity.com/parents.