Preventing porn?

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  1. eclipse macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,
    I'd like to prevent porn being viewed on my boy's ipod. How do I do this? Which is the best 'safe eyes' or 'net nanny' app for ipod?

    How do I set up screen sharing? If only the ios sharing menu were the same as the Lion one! I just can't seem to find the sharing bit in System preferences on my son's ipod.

    Any hints?

    (PS: My wife is on Lion and has the latest Mac Pro, so ignore the limitations of my computer mentioned on my signature).
     
  2. LaWally, Mar 18, 2012
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    The most popular safe browser is Mobicip, which is available in the App store. You can ready about it there along with the comments, which might help you decide if it is right for your needs.

    Do you mean "home sharing"? if so, the following is from page 41 of the iPod Touch user guide, available on the Apple support site:

    Home Sharing lets you play music, movies, and TV shows on iPod touch from the iTunes library on your Mac or PC. iPod touch and your computer must be on the same Wi-Fi network. On your computer, iTunes must be open, with Home Sharing turned on and logged in using the same Apple ID as Home Sharing on iPod touch.
    Note: Home Sharing requires iTunes 10.2 or later, available at www.itunes.com/download. Bonus content, such as digital booklets and iTunes Extras, can’t be shared.
    Play music from your iTunes library on iPod touch:
    1 In iTunes on your computer, choose Advanced > Turn On Home Sharing.
    2 Log in, then click Create Home Share.
    3 On iPod touch, go to Settings > Music, then log in to Home Sharing using the same Apple ID and password.
    4 In Music, tap More, then tap Shared and choose your computer’s library.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    I think Lightey's point is that any and all restrictions you set up on your son's iPod, including installing a program like Mobicip, can be wiped out by restoring the device from iTunes.
     
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    Set up opendns. It is free, and will filter every device on your network.
     
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    Agree, he'll most likely just go to his friends and fap there.
     
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    No point really. If you're that concerned, you might be able to place parental controls on the router.
     
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  10. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    No screen-sharing exists for iOS (ignoring VNC server via jailbreak).

    You can set up a restriction to remove Safari. There maybe be web browsers with built in filters that can be installed as an alternative to Safari, but as others have suggested, setting up a custom DNS on router is the neatest solution (also means no porn for you ;)).
     
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    I'd also suggest placing parental controls on the router itself. The filtering web browser apps don't always catch all the sites, after all.
     
  12. jlluna macrumors 6502

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    Is there some where in the site that shows me how I could set up parental controls on my airport?
     
  13. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    Set up your router to use Open DNS then manage the porn from there. Works pretty well, but know if he REALLY wants porn he will get porn, and frankly porn is a right of passage and pretty normal when the hormones kick in. But that's none of my biz of course, just saying.
    The only sure-fire way? Take the iPod away till he turns 18. Yeah, that'll go over well.
     
  14. eclipse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I'll have a good read of the wiki and site. Cheers! :D
     
  15. androiphone macrumors 65816

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    rather than all out banning and blocking it, education is a vital part too, there is nothing worse if you just block it and never speak of it and he then finds some and his mind cannot understand it.

    no filter is 100% you may succeed in blocking 'page3' and the vast majority but in his desperation he may stumble across something more extreme that hasn't been blocked yet.

    therefore education is better than out of sight out of mind.
     
  16. eclipse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you, but he knows what it is and what his parents think of it. I'm just helping him avoid the temptation.
     
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    Lol, if he really wants to watch porn he will find away. You can never stop it completely. Might as well not have Internet at home. Where there's a will there's a way :).
     
  18. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    :d
     
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    you probably just can restrict safari and downloading apps without permission just go on his iPod
    General -> restrictions -> put in a password -> restrict what you want and let him rage :D

    To fap or not to fap that's the question.
    He'll find a way :D
     
  21. Ingster, Mar 27, 2012
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    Just let him fap away! It is normal and improves health, honestly!!!

    If you're in the dark ages about it being evil, then be prepared to get rid of everything with a woman on it whether it be the net, a clothing catalogue or a magazine, teenage boys will find anything to fap over!!!

    If you are the type of person who would want a young man to not give into 'temptation' why the hell did you give him an iPod touch anyway?!?!?
    Go back to living in the dark ages!!!

    EDIT

    having seen your site, I have seen your stance, personally I think you need to relax a bit, your son will probably fap at some stage, the trick is not go go all end of the world and shame on you if you find out he has done it!
     
  22. SpiderDude macrumors regular

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    I beg to differ...


    Honestly, if the kid is young, the problem is not the fapping, but what he might see. You always, ALWAYS, ends up finding stuff that will make a dent, if you are too young.
    I'm 23, I do know what I am talking about.
    A 13 or even a 15 year old who encounters something like that i'm swinging site (do not go there, please), will be quite traumatized.. This is not a porn site, but it is something you might encounter without these kind of filters.

    I do think it is good to keep your child from porn till a certain young age.
     
  23. larock, Mar 27, 2012
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    First let me say, it's difficult to prevent porn. But....

    I went the Mobicip route. It works fairly well. Then I went into restrictions and lock everything down. I bought their iPod Touches (they have since moved up to iPhones) for music and occational web browsing and YouTube, not as a portal to porn.

    Yes, I agree,"where there's a will there is a way" but that doesn't mean I have to make it easy on for them (I have two boys). I also feel talking to my sons about what is out there is neccessary. Most stuff is very demeaning to women and they must know that porn is not reality (it's about as made up as cartoons).

    Now that one of them is at an age that I feel he needs to feel trusted, I have removed Mobicip and given him access to Safari. But that doesn't mean he owns the phone and I won't take it and inspect it. He knows this and has excepted it. He's a great kid, and I believe part of that is because he has been given boundaries and works to stay with in them. It's a lot of work to raise a kid right.
     
  24. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    With his friend ... oh the insanity!
     
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    Yes, and children also love cartoons, why is no one trying to prevent them as well? :confused:
     
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