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Setting up a kindle for DS1 (Aged 9)

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NotADragonOfSoup Fri 15-Feb-13 17:30:12

linked to my account!


NotADragonOfSoup Fri 15-Feb-13 16:01:24

DS2 has a Kindle kinked to my account. Technically he could order books but the email notifications get sent through to my email account, which is on my phone, so I would know about it pretty damn quickly!

He could also access all my books via the Cloud I believe but I don't see this as being a huge problem.

Oddly, the Paperwhite appears to come with some form of parental controls but the Touch (which I gave to DS2) does not.

crockydoodle Fri 15-Feb-13 15:41:41

I have two sons with kindle fires. Ds1 has his own account which I set up with his own email account and a gift card. He's 14. I have more control over ds2's kindle which is set up with my own account. There are parental controls which allow you to turn off web browsing if desired and set a password for downloading anything from amazon. Ds2 is 10.
I would recommend using your own amazon account for your ds' kindle until he is older.

Hedgepig Tue 12-Feb-13 19:13:07

Thank you. I hadn't thought of DS2 sharing (he's not at school yet so I don't think of him reading ) one more thing to think of

Doyouthinktheysaurus Tue 12-Feb-13 16:12:17

I have both dses kindles liked to my account.

When you buy books you get the option of which kindle you download to so they don't get my books.

Also it means books can be shared easily between us which is a huge bonus. The books I get for ds1 will then be read by ds2 hopefully....

IMO it makes much more sense to have the same account.

LIZS Tue 12-Feb-13 16:08:15

You can nominate to which device purchases are sent and opt not download those you don't need. Don't think you can avoid setting up a card per account.

Hedgepig Tue 12-Feb-13 10:48:35

We have bought DS1 a Kindle and I can't decide whether to set it up linked to my Amazon account or to make him one of his own. I'm interested to see what others have done.

Using my account would mean (i think) that he would have all my books downloaded on to his kindle (not really a problem as medieval detective novels are no interest for him) but would mean he could use my kindle to read his books if we were away and didn't have his.
He would also have access to my one click ordering (this would need policing obvious grin).
He could re-read the books we have already brought for in on my kindle account (3 so far) as I don't think we can transfer them to another account.

His own account would mean he only got the books he was interested in and I wouldn't link a credit card to it probably just add a gift voucher from time to time.
I would have access to the email linked to the account so I could keep and eye on what he was reading.
But he couldn't read the books we have already bought for him

I just don't know which is the best way to work it, what do other MNetters think?

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