Parents who wish to block their children from FaceTime on their iPhone 4’s can now do so via a new preference in the setting’s restrictions menu. The option completely blocks FaceTime from the phone by removing the option from contacts as well as during phone calls. The ‘hold’ button for calls moves back to its old place when FaceTime is restricted.


Apple is also allowing the restriction of multiplayer interaction in Game Center. This means you can block your kid from playing games online with complete strangers.


We’re still waiting for Apple to block the front camera so kids won’t be exposed to Chatroulette on their iPhones. 

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