Mobile Filtering


Your options for filtering on mobile devices are quite a bit different than your options on PC. Some carriers offer filtering through their network (this is becoming less common), and there are apps available for Android and iOS, which work in a couple of different ways.

There are filtered browsers available for iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch), and while they don't automatically disable Safari, the built in unfiltered Apple browser, it can be disabled via the iOS Parental Controls.

On Android there are filtered browsers or parental control/filtering apps that lock down the device more tightly.

BlackBerry is pretty much a lost cause, as the only filtering options come from integration with BlackBerry Enterprise Server, which most consumers aren't using.


Note, the following options are not the only options, or necessarily the best solutions available, but they are presented here as a starting point for you to find what fits your situation.


iOS


Umbrella
Price: $20-$50/year
Homepage: umbrella.com
App Store: View in iTunes
Umbrella is a product from OpenDNS that sets up a VPN connection so you can filter all internet enabled apps. It works to block malicious content in addition to objectionable content.
This is my current solution on iOS

k9 Web Protection
Price: Free
Homepage: k9webprotection.com
App Store: View in iTunes
k9 for iOS is a filtered browser app.
Works on iPad and iPhone.

AVG FamilySafety for iOS
Price: Free
Homepage: avg.com
App Store: View in iTunes
AVG also offers a free filtered browser for iOS.
Works on iPad and iPhone.

WebFence Safe Browser
Price: $4.99
Homepage: cloudacl.com
App Store: View in iTunes
CLOUDACL's WebFence Safe Browser for iOS is another simple filtered browser.


Android


k9 Web Protection
Price: Free
Homepage: k9webprotection.com
App Store: View on Google Play
k9 for Android is a filtered browser based on Firefox Mobile and also restricts other browsers.

Kaspersky Parental Control
Price: Free
Homepage: kaspersky.com
App Store: View on Google Play
Kaspersky for Android is a filtered browser and also restricts other browsers.

Funamo Parental Control
Price: $20 (Free Trial)
Homepage: funamo.com
App Store: View on Google Play
Funamo is a Parental Control package for filtering web traffic, restricting apps, and monitoring device usage.

Trend Micro MobileSecurity
Price: $30/year (30 day free trial)
Homepage: trendmicro.com/androidsecurity
App Store: View on Google Play
The premium version of Trend Micro MobileSecurity includes content filtering.

BSecure Mobile Browser
Price: Free
Homepage: bsecure.com
App Store: View on Google Play
BSecure for Android is a simple filtered browser.

Safe Browser by CLOUDACL
Price: Free
Homepage: cloudacl.com
App Store: View on Google Play
CLOUDACL's Safe Browser for Android is another simple filtered browser.


Depending on your choice of filtering solution, you may also want to use an app locker such as the free App Lock - Smart App Protector to lock down the built in Chrome browser.


More Resources


There are sites out there that do much better than me at keeping up with the new tools and reviewing all the options. Read the reviews and comparisons and make an informed choice.
Also, I'd love your feedback. Email me at feedback@integrityonline.org with your experiences with different products.

-netsafetyresources.com
-pcmag.com
-ikeepsafe.org
-www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-parental-Filter.htm


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