How do I remove adult content from BBC iPlayer?

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Problem

You want to allow access to BBC iPlayer, but limit age restricted and inappropriate material.

Solution

When allowing the iPlayer category in a normal web filter policy, all content in the iPlayer will be allowed by default. A content modification category has been added which enables enforcing the parental guidance lock on BBC iPlayer.

Our Blocklist team have released a new Content Modification Rule which will prevent users from viewing Adult Content.

To use this content modification category, go to Guardian > Content Modification > Policy Wizard and create a new policy with the following settings:

Who: Everyone*
What: BBC iPlayer
Where: Everywhere*
Action: Apply BBC iPlayer - Enforce Parental Guidance Lock [New]

* Change Who, Where and When as appropriate.

Click Confirm and then Save.

For a detailed description of how to create a content modification policy, go to https://help.smoothwall.net/Latest/Content/modules/guardian3/cgi-bin/guardian/contentmodpolicywiz.htm

Allowing BBC iPlayer

If the BBC iPlayer site is being blocked, you may need to allow the BBC iPlayer category.

To allow access to BBC iPlayer in your web filter policies, go to Guardian > Web Filter > Policy Wizard and creating a policy similar to the following:

Who: Everyone*
What: BBC iPlayer
Where: Everywhere*
When: Always*
Action: Allow

* Change Who, Where and When as appropriate.

Make sure this policy is above the Core Blocked Content policy in your policy table — see https://help.smoothwall.net/Latest/Content/modules/guardian3/cgi-bin/guardian/policies.htm

For a detailed description of how to create allow policies, go to https://help.smoothwall.net/Latest/Content/modules/guardian3/cgi-bin/guardian/filteringpolicywiz.htm

Note: It is worth noting that our Blocklist team  are still investigating whether it is possible to apply a similar rule to ITV and 4oD. However these work in a different way and we are currently unable to enforce Adult content removal on these sites.

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23 August 2016

 

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