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control and manage  your family's television experience
We offer parental controls for all of the television and Internet services that come into your home. You can select the programming that's right for your family, and block unwanted programs, download Internet security tools and review security tips and information. Parental controls work whether you are in the room with your children or the kids are home alone.
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Parents cannot always be there to manage and control their children's television viewing. Mediacom provides a variety of options to manage and control television viewing. We also include additional resources that parents can visit to find out additional information and learn how to set limits and control. Mediacom Installed Filter
For customers with Local Plus TV or Family Cable TV service, Mediacom can install a filter, often referred to as a trap, on the cable equipment outside the home. This filter will block unwanted channels until the device is removed. Filters may impact reception on adjacent channels, and there are some limitations on the number of traps installed. There is no charge for installation.
  If you are a Mediacom customer without a digital cable TV package, and are interested in receiving a digital set-top box, which only provides access to parental controls, please call us for details at 1-888-847-6228.
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Every Mediacom digital cable TV package utilizes a digital set-top box. Included in all digital TV packages is the Interactive Program Guide channel with advanced Parental Control features, giving viewers the greatest flexibility to block and unblock individual programs or restrict programs across all cable channels with particular ratings such as all R-rated programs.

How to use your remote control to set parental controls

To set up the "parental code lock"

1. On the digital remote, press the menu button.

2. Highlight lock icon or "Parental Control" in main menu.

3. Highlight "Locks Set Up" and press ok.

4. You will be prompted to enter your new PIN. Enter any four digits you will remember but others will not know.

5. You will be prompted to re-enter the code. Type in the same number again.

6. A screen with different types of locks will appear. You can choose to lock channels, movie ratings, TV ratings, or particular programs. Scroll through the different types by using the up and down arrows.

7. Use the left and right arrows to select what channel, rating, etc. that you want to lock.

8. When you find one, press the ok button. A lock icon will appear to show that channel, program, or rating has been locked.

9. Continue until all desired locks are done.

10. Hit the exit button on the remote to go back to television viewing.

Basic Cable Controls
If you are a Mediacom customer without a digital cable TV package, and are interested in receiving a digital set-top box, which only provides access to parental controls, please call us for details at 1-888-847-6228.

more resources    
Education on Media Management

Cable Puts You in Control

Internet control resources

Parents Place on the FCC's website


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