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Level 8

How can I remove thumbnails (channel icons) that are pornographic?

I have a family, and utilize parental controls to control content in our home. However, it is easy for my kids to peruse screensaver options, as well as channel options, whose thumbnails are extremely suggestive and even pornographic. The parental controls will prevent my kids from subscribing from such channels, but their thumbnails are still present. How can I block this? 

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Level 16

Re: How can I remove thumbnails (channel icons) that are pornographic?

I dont see anything like that.

Can you give us examples specifically?

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Level 11

Re: How can I remove thumbnails (channel icons) that are pornographic?

Pornographic? Roku doesn't allow porn channels.

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Level 16

Re: How can I remove thumbnails (channel icons) that are pornographic?

There are some private Channels but they cant be added easily.

I dont know what he;s talking about though.

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Level 8

Re: How can I remove thumbnails (channel icons) that are pornographic?

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Thanks for responding. I realize opinions will vary about the propriety of content for young children, but in my case I want to block access to this content and there's no apparent way for me to do so. Most of it can be found in Screensavers, accessible either via settings or streaming channels. Included here are shots anyone can find when you peruse screensavers, then select a channel (these are from "Premium Sexy Girls" and "Wet T-Shirts", in case you're wondering) and select "View Screenshots". 

 

It's looking like there's no way to filter this content. Hoping one of you can prove me wrong on that point. 

@boogernose @mikebdoss 

 

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Level 16

Re: How can I remove thumbnails (channel icons) that are pornographic?

Well yeah some of the screensavers are a bit racy.

But we were all young at some point and the more kids sense

you dont want them to do something like this they more they will.

As a father I can appreciate your feelings but I think its kinda

harmless fun for them. Its also normal. It could be worse Dad.

Just make it clear you dont want to know about it.

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Level 11

Re: How can I remove thumbnails (channel icons) that are pornographic?

Where/what are those, exactly? Full-screen screensavers or channel icons? 

Either way, I'm gonna say they're absolutely unacceptable, and I'm a pretty liberal guy in terms of content. That's far more suggestive than I've ever seen on my Roku and they surprise me. You're right that there should be a way to filter out that kind of content. 

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Level 16

Re: How can I remove thumbnails (channel icons) that are pornographic?

Actually now that I think about it. ...

It would be kinda weird to have one of these for a screensaver.

Why dont you send the admins a PM and see what they say.

Click on Tanner or Dannys name> view profile

Send Personal Message

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Level 8

Re: How can I remove thumbnails (channel icons) that are pornographic?

These are full screen samples of the screensaver images. While the channel thumbnails are also suggestive and something I wish I could block, these particular sample images go a bit further. And they're only the worst I could find after spending 4 minutes searching. Very likely there are more extreme ones out there.

Screensavers > Premium Sexy Girls > View Screenshots.

or, Screensavers > Wet T-Shirts > View Screenshots. 

I'm not sure if all screensaver channels are the same across geographies. 

I reached out to the admins via PM. Thanks for your input on this. 

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Level 7

Re: How can I remove thumbnails (channel icons) that are pornographic?

Just discovered the pornograhic content all over the device. Screensavers are very offensive. Please do not reply with your argument that it is “harmless fun”. That may be your viewpoint but that doesn’t help us get an answer to our question about how to block this stuff. Please reply if you actually have an answer and not if you just want to argue. Am definitely erring Roku without a solution.