Go back to school with a little help from all your favourite characters on Sky Kids

Tuesday 3 September 2019

Sky Kids is today launching a specially curated collection of shows designed to help kids navigate the start of the new school year. The Back to School collection runs until 8th September on Sky Q, Sky + and the Sky Kids app and brings together all your kids’ favourite characters in episodes themed around friendship, togetherness, teamwork and education.

There’s a range of shows to appeal to children aged from 5-12. For older kids, The Amazing World of Gumball, The Thundermans and The Athena will help them learn about navigating friendships, Morph’s hilarious back to school adventure will get them laughing through the first day nerves, while FYI: For Your Info will be on hand for some entertaining education.

For younger kids it’s about creating a comforting opportunity to watch with parents after those first long days at school, with shows that both children and adults can enjoy such as Moominvalley, The Gruffalo and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

Lucy Murphy, Head of Kids Content, Sky commented,TV can be a powerful source of comfort, education and entertainment. This is why we’ve curated the Back to School collection on Sky Kids., letting children join their favourite characters in hand-picked episodes designed to help them feel a little more comfortable, better prepared and excited about the term ahead.

Sky is committed to creating safe and fun way for families to watch TV and use the internet. With Sky Kids on Sky Q and the Sky Kids app, parents have peace of mind that children can access all their favourite shows and games in a protected environment. Kid Safe Mode on Sky Q keeps your box locked in the kids’ section, so they can’t accidentally watch things they shouldn’t. While parental controls on the Sky Kids app lets parents manage screen time, set time limits, apply age filters and put the app to sleep.

Sky has also recently launched the Parents’ Guide – a brand new movie rating system on Sky Q that’s designed to help families make more informed choices about the films they watch. While the new Broadband Buddy app acts as a remote control for the internet, helping families manage how much time they spend on it.

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For information contact: Helen.nunn@Sky.uk

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