I’m often asked by parents for recommendations for Internet filters to protect their kids (and their computers) from inappropriate material on the Web. My answer for some time now has been BlueCoat’s K9 Web Protection. This outstanding (free!) product, which I’ve written about before, is now available for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad.
With these Apple devices, BlueCoat replaces Safari (and other browsers) with its own Internet browser, which then blocks inappropriate content as would the computer-based version. While the K9 browser is not yet as full-featured as Safari, this trade-off may be well worth it to protect your children.