6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 30, 2009 10:27 PM by Julian Wright
krazyracer Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
Anyone know a good parental control app for iPod Touch that uses a system that only allows what urls are on a list and all other sites are blocked?

HP Pavilion Entertainment PC, Windows Vista, iPod nano 3rd and 4th generation
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)
    There aren't any, because third-party apps do not have any control over other applications. All apps are 'sandboxed' meaning they can only read and write their own data, not that of other apps, so that means no app can control what you can do in Safari.

    You also cannot delete Safari, so even if a different third-party web browser could limit browsing, it wouldn't limit browsing in Safari.

    If the iPod touch is only used on your own internet connection, have a look at www.opendns.com which allows you to block web-sites for free on your network.
  • krazyracer Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
    If you search Parental Controls in the iTunes Store you get B.O.B, Mobicip, and many others.
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)
    Yes, those are not Parental Control Apps that you asked for. Those are third-party browsers with parental controls built-in which can restrict access to sites that that specific browser can browse to. They don't restrict any other apps such as Safari or the iPod touch as a whole. So it would be a trivial task to use a different browser to get around those restrictions.
  • krazyracer Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
    Well that's what I am looking for.
    By the way you can disable safari with the built in itouch parental controls. I would like to do this and then download somthing like B.O.B. Parental controls browser. My question is if anyone has had any experience with these Parental Control 3rd party browsers and if any one of them stands out as the best.
  • krazyracer Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
    Anyone???
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)
    I think maybe comparing the AppStore reviews and ratings will get you a better response, as these forums are generally only visited by people having problems with their iPod touch, not necessarily people who've used those Apps.