One of my colleagues, Forrest Collier, over at InternetSafety.com, has just released a sweet new app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that helps parents protect their children from objectionable and problematic content on their mobile device. The program is called “Safe Eyes Mobile” and works just like the built-in iPhone browser with pinch and tap zoom, bookmarks, built-in Google search and multiple pages, and has no noticeable effect on iPhone performance. It is the first browser application to control iPhone content, and checks requested web sites against a massive blacklist of potentially objectionable web addresses that is updated on a daily basis. As you might imagine, it prevents iPhone and iPod Touch access to pages in the pornography, nudity, sex and tasteless/gross categories by default…and parents can configure the software to filter sites in 31 other categories. What is also cool is that parents can force the Safe Eyes browser to be the only one usable for surfing the Web by disabling the Apple Safari browser and the installation of any others. My concern was that the proprietary browser would, for lack of a better word, suck. But it doesn’t – it has bookmarking capabilities, tabbed browsing, and pan and zoom features – much like Safari. It is also pretty neat that Safe Eyes Mobile filtering works on both the AT&T cellular network and individual Wi-Fi networks to which the iPhone automatically connects when in range. I personally like what it does, and think it is very useful for parents to install on the iPhones of their younger kids.