5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 16, 2010 4:38 AM by Tamara
fmfanuk Level 1 Level 1
When are Apple going to take parental control seriously and provide the same level as controlled safe browsing that they provide on the iMac OS 10.6 onto the portable devices such as iPhone
/ Touch and iPad?

It is ridiculous that we have to rely on 3rd parties to plug this massive gap in providing a safe experiance for children who use apple's mobile products to surf the web.

I know we can use Google filters, however for a proper website filter on Safari we have to purchase 3rd party apps or alternate browsers.

It took the OS product long enough to provide the correct filtering system (10.5 was the version that first introduced this), are we the parents having to wait again for the iPhone / Touch /iPad to catch up?

Come on Apple, sort it out and provide a safe surfing experience for children

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPhone, Touch
Reply by Tamara on Apr 15, 2010 5:14 PM Helpful
You aren't talking to Apple here. We are just users like you. If you want to talk to Apple - http://apple.com/feedbackIt sounds like your kids may not be ready for unsupervised access to Safari so it might be best if you disable Safari in the provided parental controls in Settings.

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  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6
    You aren't talking to Apple here. We are just users like you. If you want to talk to Apple - http://apple.com/feedback

    It sounds like your kids may not be ready for unsupervised access to Safari so it might be best if you disable Safari in the provided parental controls in Settings.
  • Graham Outterside Level 4 Level 4
    fmfanuk wrote:
    When are Apple going to take parental control seriously and provide the same level as controlled safe browsing that they provide on the iMac OS 10.6 onto the portable devices such as iPhone
    / Touch and iPad?


    Probably around the time that the final few parents take responsibility for their children and stop relying upon technology to do their job.

    Its not a computer replacement and never has been and never will be.
  • fmfanuk Level 1 Level 1
    I love this constant "it's the parents fault and parents should take responsibility" attitude, yes us parents will take responsibility, but the suppliers of equipment also need to take some, the failure to provide any website filtering on iPhone / Touch for over three generations of their OS is a scandal.

    All we are asking for is a partnership where good surfing practise can be encouraged by the parents, but filters are in place in case the web pops up content that is not suitable for younger viewers.

    But as long as the adults and the manufacturers are OK, who cares about the next generation!
  • Graham Outterside Level 4 Level 4
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/

    Those are the people to vent at - not us as we are just unsympathetic users who may or may not agree with you.
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6
    I guess then it is up to you to instill good surfing practices in your kids or not allow them to surf unsupervised but I've never been a big fan of having corporations stick their noses into child rearing.