You can decide which apps your kids can download from the App store or i Tunes based on their rating.
Here are descriptions of the ratings, straight out of i Tunes.4 Applications in this category contain no objectionable material.9 Applications in this category may contain mild or infrequent occurrences of cartoon, fantasy or realistic violence, and infrequent or mild mature, suggestive, or horror-themed content which may not be suitable for children under the age of 9.12 Applications in this category may also contain infrequent mild language, frequent or intense cartoon, fantasy or realistic violence, and mild or infrequent mature or suggestive themes, and simulated gambling which may not be suitable for children under the age of 12.17 You must be at least 17 years old to purchase this application.
The former rugby league player for Hull, England, claims the game – targeted at children aged 8 to 12 - is being used by adults to groom vulnerable youngsters after finding vile messages from a predator in the i Pad game used by his eight-year-old son. He asked his two boys, aged 8 and 11, if they used the game and they said they did, so he decided to check it out.
Shockingly within 15 minutes of playing the 33-year-old father was shown sexual positions, and told he was “sexy” and “cute”.
This step makes sure that our users are who they say they are.
One of the parental control features on the i Pod touch (and i Pad and i Phone) is restriction by content rating.
His post was shared over 800 times, with other parents sharing similar stories.
The most recent information I could find about this is from 2009.
OK - you've probably noticed on the Apple App Store that i Pad apps cost more - sometimes a LOT more - than their i Phone equivalents. Many of the best free i Phone apps cost money in their i Pad incarnations, and the quality level of what's still free for the tablet is often ropey.
But among the dross lie rare gems – i Pad apps that are so good you can't believe they're still free.
Applications in this category may also contain frequent and intense offensive language; frequent and intense cartoon, fantasy or realistic violence; and frequent and intense mature, horror, and suggestive themes; plus sexual content, nudity, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs which may not be suitable for children under the age of 17.
Based on my research it seems that the app developer fills out a form describing their application.