That has changed with new iOS releases, which makes it extremely easy to prevent access to adult themed web sites and general content that is deemed inappropriate for youth. It appears that Apple has a automatic filter layer to prevent direct access to many adult sites and mature web pages, but it also enables the various search engine based filtering options to prevent inappropriate terms from being queried independently, this is done through Google SafeSearch, Bing, and Yahoo, and possibly others, with the result being significant prevention of web searches for a wide variety of terms. Similarly, performing adult centric web searches are blocked directly, with nothing being returned for those terms. Parents, educators, and adults should also recall there are other Parental Control options in iOS too , for apps, TV shows, movies, and other content accessible through the App Store and iTunes Store. If you plan on giving an iPhone or iPad to a child, it may be a good idea to go through and enable some of these restrictions, either to prevent access to inappropriate material, or even just to prevent accidental credit card charges by disabling in-app purchases , which can sometimes be borderline predatory in how they are aggressively used for many games aimed at kids.