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Initial post: Nov 29, 2012 6:59:37 AM PST
P. Clark says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 7:15:23 AM PST
jsh1120 says:
Parental controls vary among the various Kindle models. You'll have to be more specific about your requirements and the model you're considering.

Having said that, however, you should understand that Amazon is a big store. All sorts of books and other products are available that you may feel are inappropriate for your son. If that is important to you, I suspect you may be disappointed.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 7:22:06 AM PST
(*whispers*) If he's 15, he's gonna get it somewhere; I doubt the Kindle is all that contributory to debauchery.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 7:22:07 AM PST
Register his Kindle to your account. Let him know what he is and is not allowed to download. Point out to him that every time he downloads a book, you will get an e-mail identifying the book, even if it's free. If he downloads what you've told him not to, take the Kindle away from him.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 7:29:50 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 29, 2012 7:41:37 AM PST
If he has *any* access to the internet via smart phone, home computer, school computer, friend's computer or smart phone, iPod Touch; he's not going to even look for "overtly sexy books" from an e-ink device. But as has already been mentioned, there are parental controls at your disposal, depending on which e-ink Kindle you're looking at. That's not to say he can't crack them faster than he could find an overtly sexy book but as long as the device is registered to your account, you'll get an e-mail receipt for each and every purchase, even if it's free.

ETC

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 7:38:22 AM PST
And I doubt a boy is going to be interested in sexy books anyway. He's going to want pics. Pics that are available on the internet, and possibly in his friends' homes. On tv. In magazines. On billboards.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 7:39:29 AM PST
K. Rowley says:
"..you'll get an e-mail receipt for each and every download."

You don't get a receipt for samples... and they don't show up in your archives..

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 7:41:07 AM PST
I stand corrected. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 7:41:42 AM PST
As has been recommended, there are parental controls. I don't think the controls will limit the types of books he can download, but they can limit his access to the store so he can't buy ~any~ books. But letting him know you'll get an email about each and every purchase, even purchases of freebies, will likely prevent him from downloading, assuming he has any interest in sexy books.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 7:44:21 AM PST
Erich says:
Your son is already masturbating to pictures of girls in bikinis (or less) that he finds on the Interwebs. Sorry to be the one to have to tell you that.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 7:46:41 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 29, 2012 7:47:20 AM PST
G. McNeil says:
Well, Dittiefurby, let me add what you say is true IF he gets stuff from Amazon. Just how long will it take a 15 year old to figure out side loading, change the name of the book from "Stuff your mother won't share" to "The Life and Times of Winnie the Poo".

I agree with Folina - if he has a mind to, he can get whatever he wants, and Mom will be none the wiser.

To the OP, I say set the rules and trust your child to obey the rules, knowing he is, after all, human, and might have a go once in a while. If it becomes an issue, then take M. Francis' advice.

Someone once said "The best you can do is already done or not, let the child breathe".

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 7:50:16 AM PST
That's just it, there's no end to the "IFs." All of this is only good IF we assume this particular OP isn't, in fact, *the* 15 year old.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 7:51:29 AM PST
If I had the interwebs when I was a kid I wouldn't have ever left my bedroom.

Absolute truth.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 7:52:29 AM PST
Erich says:
Who are you kidding? You never left your bedroom regardless.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 7:54:14 AM PST
Truth. Binoculars rule almost as much as hot neighbors.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 8:00:31 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 29, 2012 8:02:15 AM PST
Erich says:
I bet you had posters of Pat Benatar, Erin Gray, and Valeria Golino on your wall.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 8:04:37 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
I don't think my mother ever realized why my brother spent so much time taking showers.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 8:12:08 AM PST
Erin Gray yes. As well as the Heather Thomas one where she is in the sand brown bikini. You know the one I'm talking about.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 8:14:12 AM PST
Hmm.. that was on my left wall next to my dresser... oh, wait. No I don't know the one you are talking about.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 8:15:58 AM PST
I'm glad I was off to college when my little brother was that age.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 8:18:22 AM PST
G. McNeil says:
I must be the old guy in this thread. Mine was Ms. R. Welch as a well-fed cave woman. Only later did I switch to Ms. Farah. Then I got a wife and now it's a 56 Chevy sans "adornments".

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 8:20:24 AM PST
Farrah never really did it for me, to be honest. She wasn't even the hottest one on Charlie's Angels, IMHO. Neither did Bo Derek. Miss Derek had the body and all, but that dreadlock hairdo just wasn't doing it to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 8:22:10 AM PST
Victoria's Secret inserts (ybik) in newspapers.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 8:27:09 AM PST
G. McNeil says:
I agree, but she was the only one who published a poster with "pointers".

All this talk had me run upstairs and give my lovely bride "that look" , and she gave me "that look", so here I am posting again.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 8:28:49 AM PST
Sears catalogs (do they still have those?) would do the trick for a 15 yo.
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