Parental control of internet access

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by MacRumors:Forum, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. MacRumors:Forum macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2008
    I bought an iPod Touch for my teenager without doing my due diligence. I thought that internet access was limited and, of course, the entire world is open wherever there is wireless. There have already been issues with him visiting porn sites. I'm not a prude and he's a good kid, but he is 14 and some careless person in the neighborhood has an unsecured wireless.

    Does anyone know if I can control access to the internet? There's an easy way to turn off the wireless but it's just as easy to turn it back on. My son is reasonably savvy but he has friends who are crazy hackers, so I need to be able to disable and turn on access in a controlled way or set a password that I can control. Any thoughts? Any rumors about this issue? Thanks.
  2. mrat93 macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2006
    I'm no parent (I'm 15), but if I were you, I'd let your son look at whatever he wants and you should not even have to worry about it. I'd say by the time I was in 7th grade, about 70% kids (boys, obviously) looked at porn on a regular basis. Some kids even did at school. Even if you could set parental controls, it wouldn't even take a hacker to get around it. I subscribe to a weekly newsletter with a new site every week designed to avoid web filters (they're made mostly for FaceBook and MySpace at school, but it'll work for any site.)

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