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Can I block websites on iPhone-iOS 5?

by markw10 / November 10, 2011 12:02 PM PST

I am hoping to give my son an iPhone and it would be useful for a lot of his educational uses so I want him to have the internet to use but there's a few websites I'd like to block such as YouTube and Facebook.
Do the Parental controls allow me to block specific websites? From what I've read up on it appears you can't block specific websites?
I have never been a believer in jailbreaking a phone but it comes up for this. If Apple's iOS5 does not allow blocking of websites, can I jailbreak the iPhone with a jailbroken version of iOS5 that maybe allows features such as blocking websites? Or would a jailbroken iphone have these features?
Thanks for your help.

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Can you install this?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2011 6:50 AM PST
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And then your son . . .
by Coryphaeus / November 13, 2011 12:03 AM PST

does a restore and puts it back the way it was. Trust me here, kids will find a way to circumvent you.

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And be sure . . .
by Coryphaeus / November 13, 2011 12:05 AM PST

to read the first comment.

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(NT) On Bob's link above.
by Coryphaeus / November 13, 2011 2:36 AM PST
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