Do you feel safe when your kids start browsing on Safari? With Safari, your kids can unintentionally access inappropriate content. With the mobility of iPad these days, your kids can now easily access the web much more easily. Thankfully, there are a number of kid friendly browsers that are free to download on the iPad. They all work differently. The different browsers available on the Apple store work different.
Some browsers allow parents to input blacklist keywords and blocked based on them. Some are basically based on a curated whitelist that restricts the type of sites that a kid can visit. Some uses a blacklist of sites that gets updated frequently. Some blacklist the entire web and only allow whitelisted sites to pass.
One of our favorite kid friendly browser for iPad is Rover. Rover distinguishes itself from the rest of the kid friendly browsers by doing one key thing that none of the other browsers does which is supporting Flash content. There are many large and small websites with lots of content in Flash. However, with Safari and the other kid friendly browsers available for free, they cannot access popular websites such as FunBrain, Starfall and many others.
Rover not only provide a web filtered environment for kids but it also unlocks Flash content as well. However, that feature is not free and cost about $4.99 with an in app purchase. However, it is well worth the price especially that it is only a one time purchase.
We tried going to several inappropriate sites and were effectively blocked from visiting. We also tried visiting several websites that are in Flash and were delighted that they could be accessed. However, we also notice some lag with interacting with the Flash content at certain times.
All in all, Rover is a highly recommendly kid friendly browser for iPad.