How do I manage my kid's Kindle?
March 31, 2012 11:37 AM Subscribe
Just bought a Kindle for my 11 year old daughter (haven't given it to her yet). As far as I can tell, there are no parental controls. How should I set it up so I can manage the content she's reading and limit her ability go on a digital spending spree?
posted by punocchio to technology (26 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
She's a voracious and advanced reader, and we just can't seem to get her to the library enough. Plus with a Kindle, there is a much larger selection of books.
I bought the cheapest one, with only WiFi, because I don't want her playing games and watching movies on it like the Fire can do, nor did I want to spend that much money.
I would love for her to be able to search & sample books, then come to me for approval and purchase.
Should I set it up under my account? There are (shocker) books I've read that I don't want her to have access to.
Books should be something she should be able to get absorbed in up in her room or on a trip, with no supervision (other than selection). So I'm hoping this can be done.
FYI we've had some problems with her in the past browsing to inappropriate content on a PC and her smartphone, which I tried her on for a while but had to ultimately take away. I don't want that to have to happen with the Kindle.