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Initial post: Jan 3, 2013 1:20:33 PM PST
What is the safest ereader for children? I do not want my child to access unsuitable material either on the book store list or on the internet.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 1:21:52 PM PST
The safest e-reader for your child is one where you control the content, and turn off wi-fi and purchasing.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 1:28:50 PM PST
All the new Kindles have some form of parental controls. In addition, the new Kindle Fires have something call Kindle FreeTime which lets you control the amount of time the kid(s) can spend on different activities, among other things.

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 1:30:08 PM PST
A WiFi-based ereader such as a basic kindle is "safe", if as Folina says, you control it. What age child are you talking about? how will you know when s/he is old enough to figure out how to turn on the WiFi? What if a friend shows how? What if s/he goes to a friends house where they have an unsecured network?
You can t keep them "safe" forever.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 1:30:36 PM PST
Library cards.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 1:46:09 PM PST
Anne Shirley says:
Library cards where the librarian calls mom and tells her child wanted to check out "unsuitable" book, so parent can freak out at child, who will henceforth just sneak what they want from liberal friends and parent will never know.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 1:48:05 PM PST
My mom was those kids' hippie mom-friend.

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 1:54:37 PM PST
FlyingAce says:
I would reccomend one of the Kindle e-ink reader with parental controls enabled. Register it to your account, set it up so that in order to purchase or turn on wifi, your password needs to be entered. Do not give your kids the password.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 1:58:50 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
My parents never restricted me as to what I could read. They would tell me if they thought something was inappropriate but the never restricted me from it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 2:00:45 PM PST
Same here. My mom just said, "Ask me if you have any questions."

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 2:04:29 PM PST
Anne Shirley says:
My mom would tell me if she didn't think I'd like it (too over my head) but she let me go with it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 2:05:59 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
It's funny because when I was in Jr High School my friend gave me a book to read which was all about sex. No real plot to it. I was so bored with it to this day I have never read another and I am 47.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 2:35:41 PM PST
I don't mind if it's in context. But just for the sake of a sex scene described? Meh.

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 4:52:48 PM PST
Anne Shirley says:
And if your kid thinks you're too strict with them -

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Rocklin-California-Drugged-Parents-Internet-185553062.html
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