How your children use the Internet may be cause for concern. Thankfully, the Helix Fi App’s Parental Control feature enables you to restrict access to specific content. You can therefore have peace of mind knowing they won’t be exposed to inappropriate content for their age.
Protect your children by configuring Parental Control on your Wi-Fi network, which enables the following settings for their profiles:
- Google SafeSearch: On
- Bing SafeSearch: Strict
- YouTube Restricted Mode: On
These protective settings help reduce the risk of children accessing potentially explicit content on websites and the Google and YouTube apps.
Using a virtual private network (VPN) feature like Apple’s iCloud Private Relay can compromise Parental Control. Since traffic is encrypted directly at the device level, the Helix Fi gateway can no longer recognize and block web pages and searches containing age-inappropriate content. We recommend that you disable iCloud Private Relay to allow you to best control your family’s digital activity.
Enabling Parental Control in the Helix Fi App:
- Create a profile for your children and assign their devices to it.
- Go to People and select each child’s profile.
- Next to Parental Control, select Edit.
- Select On to only allow access to content deemed appropriate for all ages.
Important : Parental Control only restricts access if the devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi network. Content is blocked fairly rapidly once Parental Control is enabled. However, content that was previously accessed on a device may be cached and remain accessible for 24 hours.
Good to know
As a Parental Control’s advanced feature of your Helix Fi app, the Active Time Details allows you to control the Internet usage of selected profiles by providing an overview of your family members’ daily activity.