Parental Control for Safari on iPod Touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by fluffer, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2009
    Hi, can anybody recommend a parental control option to limit access to adult sites for my sons 4G iPod Touch?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2010
    somewhere over the rainbow
  3. macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Not trying to be rude, but I can't help noting the irony that a user whose handle is fluffer wants to limit porn access.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2009
    Yeah, yeah, yeah.... fluffer's an old handle from something other than those individuals whose task it is to maintain somebodies bodily status but nicely spotted!
  5. macrumors 6502

    Mr Slippy IV

    Feb 24, 2010
    Vail, AZ
    This is the surest way to do it for home, but it may vary depending on what brand of modem you have.

    1. Open any browser on your computer
    2. Go to
    3. Navigate to a settings page
    4. Find a tab labeled 'Access Restrictions'. There should be a tab labeled with this or something similar on every modem.
    5. Enter restrictions by site, keyword, or preference list (some of these are available online)
    6. Exit the session. Make sure your modem is password-protected

    The alternative, of course, is to put a more do-or-die policy up for him and block Safari from the device at the first sign of trouble.
  6. macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    taking away his porn? ... and they say Kids are spoiled now a days.
  7. macrumors 6502


    Feb 1, 2010

    Most of the time this is a exercise in futility. What I would do is install a browser history app and check and see where your scion has been surfing. most any filter can be bypassed but the threat of losing the Touch if you find out he has been where he should not have been might just work better for you. In the meantime go into the parental controls and set things up there to suit. To quote President Regan "Trust but verify" :)
  8. macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2010
    Try Mobicip

    We have been using a service called Mobicip and have been quite happy with it. It does exactly what you describe - offer a filtered web on the iTouch. Note that it doesn't filter Safari itself but since Safari can be locked out using the restrictions feature, Mobicip will be the default browser available. Check it out at We signed up for the premium level for better control and monitoring ability.

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