Filters for Mobile Devices (Updated May 15, 2012)
Filtering & Monitoring for Android devices:
From your Android phone go to 'Play Store' (formerly 'Android Market') search for 'K9 Web Protection Browser' (free), download and install it on your phone. Open the new 'K9 browser'. It will ask you to create a password, have a Rav, friend or spouse create the password for you, then make sure the following are checked: 'Enable Admin Mode', 'Install Helper', 'Redirect Web Browsers', 'Block YouTube App'.
NetNanny has just released a new App for Android which will have the ability of White-listing. But as of now, the NetNanny App doesn't work so well. We will update this page as soon they fix the problems.
From your Android phone go to 'Play Store' (formerly 'Android Market') and search for ‘App Lock’ (from Domobile), download and install it on your phone. Open the new app, ask a Rav, friend or spouse to create a password for you, then lock up all 'Internet Browsers', 'YouTube', 'Facebook' and all other Apps you don’t want to have access to.
- My Mobile Watch Dog www.mymobilewatchdog.com (gives you the option to block applications on the phone). There are 2 apps : (1) My Mobile Watchdog Parent App gye.org.il/mobileparent (2) My Mobile Watchdog Child App gye.org.il/mobilechild.
- Covenant Eyes https://secure.cvnt.net/signup
Filtering & Monitoring for BlackBerry:
Jnet Mobile: http://jnetmobile.com/
NEW! Download the ‘GYE BlackBerry App’ here gye.org.il/bb. (Compatible with Platform 5.0 and 5+). After installation, this App will lock your Browser and the BlackBerry App Store. The password is encrypted and can only be opened by contacting a GYE Rep. Every time the app is unlocked, a new code is generated so the old password will no longer work. You can always add applications to be blocked by opening the ‘GYE’ App from the ‘Menu’ item, and then clicking ‘Add Applications’.
Alternative ‘No Internet’ Solution for platforms lower than 5.0:
Download EveryLock (US $1.99) here: gye.org.il/everylock. Have a Rav, friend or spouse set up and keep the password for you. They should lock the Browser, App store, Options, Facebook, Twitter etc.
Note: not compatible with all OS versions.
Filtering & Monitoring For iPhone, iTouch, iPad:
From your phone go to the 'App Store' and search for 'K9 Web Protection browser'. Download and install it onto your phone. (You can also use 'SafeNet Browser' available on the App store). Then go to Settings > General > Restrictions, and enable restrictions. Then have your friend or spouse put in and keep the 4 digit password for you. Then switch the following to “Off”: Safari, YouTube, iTunes, etc. Also switch "off" 'Installing Apps', or at least set the level of 'allowed download apps' to 12+ (this will prevent anyone from downloading new unfiltered browsers). For detailed graphical instructions see here gye.org.il/k9idevice.
Go to Settings > General > Restrictions, and enable restrictions. Then have your Rav/friend or spouse put and keep the 4 digit password for you. Then switch the following to “Off”: 'Safari', 'YouTube', 'iTunes', etc. Then set the level of 'allowed download apps' to 12+ (this will prevent from downloading new browsers). For detailed graphical instructions see here gye.org.il/k9idevice.
Covenant Eyes for iPhone: gye.org.il/covenanteyes
Please note that ‘Covenant Eyes’ is a Monitored Browser ONLY. While using this browser you will not be filtered.
Important information: All major cellphone carriers have some level of content filtering that can be applied to your account upon request (usually only available for monthly subscribers and not for prepaid clients).
Here is a link to a full list of all major carriers 'Content Filtering / Parental Controls' websites: gye.org.il/pc2010