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Protection of minors in the media

Children and adolescents use digital media very often. Swisscom highlights where the risks lie, how your family can navigate the digital world without any worries, and how you can ensure that children and adolescents use digital media consciously and safely (e.g. through protected telephony, safe surfing and television restrictions).

How young people use digital media

98% of the minors interviewed in a recent study own a mobile phone. Of these, 1% of the girls and 3% of the boys had had problems with people in authority because of illicit content. Find out more about the facts in the JAMES Study.

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Safety products

Our products, services and tips dealing with the protection of minors in the media at a glance.

Protect your children online with Internet Security

With Internet Security, you will receive a child protection programme that blocks access to websites with adult content. You can select several age-dependent profiles that control which content can be viewed by which child. You can also specify at what times of day your children are allowed to surf the Internet.

Internet Security

My Service ensures your computers and mobiles at home are safe

If you not feel comfortable handling technical devices, or if you don’t have the time to deal with them, the My Service experts from Swisscom will be happy to pay a visit to your home. There they will install the desired software for a fixed price. They can also provide competent advice in relation to media protection for minors.

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No 0900 telephone numbers for minors

By default, Swisscom blocks access to adult entertainment for all customers under 16 years of age. In addition, customers under 16 years of age cannot dial business numbers (beginning with 0900, 0901, 0906).

Blocking 0900 numbers

Restrict TV consumption and block programmes and channels

With Swisscom TV, we provide the option of protecting children and adolescents by using a PIN code to block certain channels and programmes. This makes it impossible for your children to watch inappropriate programmes and films.

Swisscom TV

Protection of minors courses

After just a few seconds in the chat, the user name “Lily_13” receives lewd messages. In the protection of minors course, you will find out where risks lurk and how you can protect your children from them.

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Guide to digital media

In our guide for digital media, we explain terms such as cyberbullying, happy slapping, etc., and show you how to reduce risks.


Protection of minors in the media

Swisscom wants young people to use digital media safely and responsibly.

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