Mobicip Announces YouTube Filtering For iPhone & iPod Touch
In response to popular demand from parents, we are happy to announce the rollout of YouTube filtering for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It is available right now for Mobicip.com Premium users, and will be available at High School level for others in a couple of days.
UPDATE: We found that this feature doesn't really allow filtered access to YouTube. It turns out that the only mechanism to play YouTube videos is through the YouTube application itself. So if the YouTube app is disabled (following the instructions below), and Mobicip provides filtered access to YouTube.com, none of the videos will be playable. We are working on finding a workaround for this, in case Apple doesn't support Flash soon. Please bear with us as we find a solution that works. Thanks for your patience.
UPDATE: The issue mentioned above has now been resolved. Please follow the instructions below to setup filtered access to YouTube through the Mobicip browser.
Simply disable the default YouTube application using the Restrictions feature, setup Mobicip Safe Browser as the default method to access YouTube, and unblock the YouTube category (Premium users only).
If you haven't already, visit www.mobicip.com from your PC to upgrade to the Mobicip.com Premium web application. Mobicip.com Premium is a web-based parental control application that can be accessed from any browser. The Premium application allows you to setup custom Internet filtering settings and policy, and monitor Internet usage on the iPhone and iPod Touch that uses Mobicip as the primary browser.
To allow the YouTube category, select Settings > Categories > YouTube. Uncheck the YouTube categories that you wish to allow and save the settings.
Your child can now access YouTube only through Mobicip Safe Browser, and YouTube in general will be accessible, but inappropriate content alone will be blocked. We would love to hear your feedback on this feature. Please post your thoughts and comments on the forum or contact us.