Violent TV series, explicit scenes, adult films... You'd rather your child didn't see them. That's why Proximus TV is provided by default with parental control which you can adapt according to your own preferences. So you get to choose which types of movies and programs your child can watch.
Moreover, you always have to enter a PIN code when you rent a movie on demand. This code is different to the parental-control code and is activated by default. Don't forget to change this code – that way, you increase the security.
To ensure your child is not confronted with inappropriate content, and to avoid bill and payment statement shocks, you can block SMS and MMS messages with adult content for free.
To do so, call our customer service toll-free at 6000 using your mobile phone, or at 078 15 6000 from a landline in Belgium. You can also change your preferences via MyProximus.
Children are crazy about tablets and smartphones. With the right settings, they can give your children hours of enjoyment. Below are a few tips for making your device child friendly:
Has your child accidentally activated a paying service for ringtones, competitions, etc.? This is annoying because your child will keep receiving expensive text messages.
You can stop this service by simply texting STOP to the short number of the sender. This way, you unsubscribe your child from the paying service and will not have to pay for sent and received text messages in the future.
Every mobile phone we launch on the market satisfies the exposure limits established by law, also known as the Specific Absorption Ratio (SAR). SAR gives the maximum radiation level that a user can be exposed to while calling. In Europe, the maximum authorized SAR value is 2 W/kg. All mobile phones offered by Proximus satisfy this limit. The mobiles intended for teens have an even lower SAR value. You will find the SAR value of a mobile phone on the price tag in the shop or on the Internet.
Together with Child Focus and Microsoft, every year we give over 10,000 children training on safe Internet use We teach them about the dangers of the Internet, and lay the foundations for responsible Internet use.
It is important that you also start an open dialog with your child. On the website www.clicksafe.be you will find lots of useful tips to help you guide your child on the Internet.
There are special search engines to ensure that your child surfs in complete safety. They allow your child to easily look for games and other content for children, while protecting your child by blocking access to inappropriate websites.
Examples of kids’search engines:
In addition, you can install parental control and/or a program to block viruses and spam.
Protect your identity against cyber criminals and make purchases or perform banking operations online in complete security.
The Internet is a huge hypermarket in the home. Children can find information about all the subjects that interest them, photos, music, ringtones, videos, software, etc.
But certain rules should be followed on the Internet:
Meetings on the web are impossible to avoid. Teens in particular are very fond of chat forums, social networks, blogs, etc. The majority of meetings are harmless, but it is wise for them to take the following precautions:
Insults, spreading of rumors, hacking a mailbox or even sending a virus – bullying on the web can be extremely hurtful and must therefore be taken seriously by parents. The first step is to reassure your child and to block the e-mails or texts sent by the bully. You can also file a complaint (www.ecops.be) but for that you need "proof". It is therefore useful to teach your child to make a print screen in case of problems!
Has your child's mobile phone been stolen? No need to panic. With your phone number and the mobile's IMEI code, we can block the phone and the SIM card in just a few minutes. Notify our customer service at and we will make sure that the mobile phone can no longer be used on the Proximus network. This way, you protect your child's personal data and prevent misuse.
The IMEI code is the serial number of your phone and consists of 15 digits.
We advise you to note down the IMEI code right after you purchase the phone, so you have it at hand in case you need it.