The Tesco Hudl 2 is an ideal tablet for family use. It even comes with a dedicated Child Safety app that automatically blocks unsuitable web content, games and apps so your kids don’t end up seeing things they shouldn’t.
The Child Safety app lets you create a separate account for each Hudl 2 user and features settings that are tailored to the age of every person in your household.
Here’s how to set it up. Check out the video above to find out more.
Step 1: Set a password
Start by adding a lock to your own account so you’re the only one who can access it.
Launch the app and tap Child profiles - Set a lock now and choose a password, pattern or PIN code that you will use to unlock the Hudl 2.
Step 2: Create an account for your child
To create a profile for your child, tap New child profile and enter your child’s name and age.
The Hudl 2 will apply content restrictions based on the child’s age. If they’re 13 or older, the age field will show ‘13+’.
Tap Done and your child’s user profile will be created. Create another profile by tapping Add
Step 3: Setting restrictions
Tap your child’s profile to view and you’ll see three options you can amend: Web safety, Time limits and App safety; each allows you to control what content they can access and when.
Step 4: Web settings
Tap Web safety then Categories to block or allow access to age-restricted content and websites around a range of topics including Religion, Search engines & portals and Health and wellbeing.
To allow access to specific websites, tap the Websites tab and type in the address of a website your child should always be able to access. You can add to this list at any time.
Step 5: Time-based restrictions
To block access to the web or games after a particular time, remain within your child’s profile and tap Time Limits.
Tap Weekdays or Weekends and use the sliders to determine when your child can use the Hudl 2.
Step 6: Restricting apps
To choose which apps your child can access, within your child’s profile tap App safety.
A green tick next to an item shows that the app is allowed. To override any of the existing settings, tap the tick it to change it to a red no-entry sign.
Step 7: Individual accounts
Once you’ve set up your child’s profile and returned to the lock screen, you’ll see two users are now shown - you and your child.
To use the Hudl 2, your child just needs to swipe from the padlock to their profile icon to unlock the screen.
Should they try to access your account, they’ll need to enter your password.
Step 8: Child-friendly internet
The home screen on the child’s user account has a blue Internet app. This is a special version of the Chrome browser that only allows access to permitted websites and types of content.
Step 9: Restricted account
Should your child try and remove restrictions by going to the Settings - Users section of the Hudl 2 from their user account, they’ll see that theirs is a restricted account. Tapping on the device owner’s account will simply display a message that only the device owner can manage users.
Tip 10: Safety advice
The Child Safety app includes a wealth of information and guidance for parents. To view it, just launch the app and tap Safety advice.