How to Set Parental Controls Westinghouse Smart TV

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Establish or change your TV's parental control password.
  • Configure parental controls to restrict selected content.
Before We Begin:
  • Have your existing password ready if you previously set one for parental controls - it will be required to make any changes.
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1 TV Ratings

The TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board created the TV Ratings, or the TV Parental Guidelines, to help parents determine if a program is suitable for their child to watch by outlining the show's target audience and possible content.

The TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board is a single group, and only provides opinions on content. They are there to help give you an overview of the themes present in a television program, not make decisions what is best for your child.

These ratings along with content descriptors appear in the top left corner of the TV screen during the first 15 seconds of each TV program and, on some TV channels, after every commercial break.

Rating Level

Audience label rating highlighted on TV screen.
All Children
All children TV rating.Intended for children ages 2 to 6 and is not designed or expected to frighten.
Older Children
Older children TV rating.Intended for children ages 7 and older. Best suited for children who know the difference between real life and make-believe. Contains mild fantasy or comedic violence. Some content could frighten younger children (under age 7).
General Audience
General audience TV rating.Intended for all ages. Contains little or no violence, no strong language and little or no sexual dialogue or situations.
Parental Guidance
Parental guidance TV rating.Intended for younger children in the company of an adult. Possibly contains some suggestive dialogue, infrequent coarse language, some sexual situations or some moderate violence.
Parental Caution
Parental caution TV rating.Intended for children ages 14 and older in the company of an adult. Possibly contains intensely suggestive dialogue, strong coarse language, intense sexual situations or intense violence.
Mature Audience
Mature audience only TV rating.Intended for adults and may be unsuitable for children under 17. Possibly contains crude indecent language, explicit sexual activity or graphic violence.

Content Descriptor

Content label highlighted on TV screen.

  • FV - Fantasy Violence (exclusive to the TV-Y7 rating)
  • D - Sexually Suggestive Dialogue (exclusive to the TV-PG and TV-14 ratings)
  • L - Course or Crude Language
  • S - Sexual Situations
  • V - Violence
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2 Set Password

Setting a password will allow you to enable, disable, or change parental controls.

To Set a Password

  1. Press the Menu button on the remote or TV.
    Menu button highlighted
  2. Use the arrow keys to select the Lock menu.
  3. You will be prompted to enter the 4 digit password.

    If you have not previously set a password, enter the default password of 0000.

  4. Select Set Password.
  5. Now, enter a new Password you would like to use.

3 Set Parental Controls

There are two types of blocks that can be implemented. You are able to block by rating and by content type.

To Set Parental Controls

  1. Press the Menu button on the remote or TV.
    Menu button highlighted
  2. Use the arrow keys and select TV Settings.
    TV Settings
  3. Use the arrow keys to select the Lock menu.
  4. You will be prompted to enter the 4 digit password.

    The default password is 0000.

  5. Select either USA or Canada.
    USA and Canada region
  6. You can now use the arrow keys and lock or unlock a setting by hitting the OK button.
    Ratings and Lock options

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Establish or change your TV's parental control password.
  • Configure parental controls to restrict selected content.
Before We Begin:
  • Have your existing password ready if you previously set one for parental controls - it will be required to make any changes.
WestingHouse

The TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board created the TV Ratings, or the TV Parental Guidelines, to help parents determine if a program is suitable for their child to watch by outlining the show's target audience and possible content.

The TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board is a single group, and only provides opinions on content. They are there to help give you an overview of the themes present in a television program, not make decisions what is best for your child.

These ratings along with content descriptors appear in the top left corner of the TV screen during the first 15 seconds of each TV program and, on some TV channels, after every commercial break.

Rating Level

Audience label rating highlighted on TV screen.
All Children
All children TV rating.Intended for children ages 2 to 6 and is not designed or expected to frighten.
Older Children
Older children TV rating.Intended for children ages 7 and older. Best suited for children who know the difference between real life and make-believe. Contains mild fantasy or comedic violence. Some content could frighten younger children (under age 7).
General Audience
General audience TV rating.Intended for all ages. Contains little or no violence, no strong language and little or no sexual dialogue or situations.
Parental Guidance
Parental guidance TV rating.Intended for younger children in the company of an adult. Possibly contains some suggestive dialogue, infrequent coarse language, some sexual situations or some moderate violence.
Parental Caution
Parental caution TV rating.Intended for children ages 14 and older in the company of an adult. Possibly contains intensely suggestive dialogue, strong coarse language, intense sexual situations or intense violence.
Mature Audience
Mature audience only TV rating.Intended for adults and may be unsuitable for children under 17. Possibly contains crude indecent language, explicit sexual activity or graphic violence.

Content Descriptor

Content label highlighted on TV screen.

  • FV - Fantasy Violence (exclusive to the TV-Y7 rating)
  • D - Sexually Suggestive Dialogue (exclusive to the TV-PG and TV-14 ratings)
  • L - Course or Crude Language
  • S - Sexual Situations
  • V - Violence
For more information, visit:

Setting a password will allow you to enable, disable, or change parental controls.

To Set a Password

  1. Press the Menu button on the remote or TV.
    Menu button highlighted
  2. Use the arrow keys to select the Lock menu.
  3. You will be prompted to enter the 4 digit password.

    If you have not previously set a password, enter the default password of 0000.

  4. Select Set Password.
  5. Now, enter a new Password you would like to use.

There are two types of blocks that can be implemented. You are able to block by rating and by content type.

To Set Parental Controls

  1. Press the Menu button on the remote or TV.
    Menu button highlighted
  2. Use the arrow keys and select TV Settings.
    TV Settings
  3. Use the arrow keys to select the Lock menu.
  4. You will be prompted to enter the 4 digit password.

    The default password is 0000.

  5. Select either USA or Canada.
    USA and Canada region
  6. You can now use the arrow keys and lock or unlock a setting by hitting the OK button.
    Ratings and Lock options
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