parental controlDoes the iPhone really need Parental Controls? Well, I guess a better question is whether or not kids really need access to a high end phone like the iPhone? But if the kids must have them rather than simply owning an iPod Touch, then you bet there had better be parental controls!

Think of it this way – the phone offers up everything kids should not be viewing with a great full color screen and access to Google with a well supported browser to do their searching with. So having a means of blocking potentially harmful content from young eyes is definitely a good thing in my honest opinion.

With its release in the 3.0 iPhone update, the question stands. Will it work? Frankly I think it work for most kids to keep them from wandering into content that is best left to the adult crowd. However it should be noted that most adults barely even know how to clear their browser cache much less using parental controls effectively. So will be effective then? Maybe, assuming the adults can get the kids to teach them how to update to the software…