I don’t know if I missed this previously, but there are finally control in the Android Market that allow for parental restriction of apps based on their rating.
- Open the Android Market app
- Press the menu button
- Select the content filtering level
- Look in the top right corner for a lock icon, click it!
- Set a password
Boom! The Android Market is now restricted.
This doesn’t restrict sideloading, but it does restrict the easiest vector for installing applications.
note: This post is to address an earlier post I’ve written which maintains one of the most popular on the site: Android and Droid: Parental Guidance Suggested.