Links to parental safety information from the four biggest broadband providers are below.
There are many safety restrictions available to parents on the iPad/iPhone/iPod. Again, you can allow/block certain websites, restrict apps, prevent apps from being downloaded, prevent location tracking.
To enable parental controls for most Android phones and tablets you will need to check the details with the manufacturer of the device. Some Android devices have very limited family safety settings and therefor would require a third party app to be installed to offer the additional safety. Some apps like Mobile Guardian offer extra parental controls such as the ability to view websites that your child is visiting. There is often an extra cost for 3rd party apps like this, Mobile Guardian for example currently costs £2.45 per month.
Windows Phone offers a service called Kids Corner which allows you to select the apps that your child can or cannot use.
You can also help your child stay safe online by setting some restrictions on the devices that they use.
Most devices such as computers, laptops, tablets, phones, games consoles have some element of family safety, helping you to restrict the type of content available to your child.
Computers & Laptops
For Windows based computers and laptops, Microsoft has created Family Safety that allows you to restrict websites, filter games/applications, prevent online purchasing and even limit the number of hours your child is allowed to use the device for.
Apple also offer parental controls for their Mac computers with similar features.