My daughter is an avid reader....thank goodness. Well she got into a bit of "trouble" by downloading a bunch of age inappropriate content to her Kindle. I would love to have a way to allow her to purchase things for her Kindle but I would like to make the "age appropriate". Is this even possible?
Each Kindle model will have different parental controls which can be used. But, you won't be able to allow her to make purchases, and be able to prevent what you feel is appropriate for her. Most of the current Kindle devices have some kind of access to FreeTime, but, that is designed more for the younger children.
Probably too late to help here, but I did find a workaround for the incredibly bad parental controls for teens and pre-teens. Here is what I wound up doing. I registered the kindle to the parent account. I then added a child account. On the Kindle, I logged in as the parent, went to parental controls in the settings, and went to Amazon Content and Apps and blocked Books, and the Web Browser. I also set the Amazon Store as unblocked and set purchases as requiring a password. I then set a curfew and curfew hours. I also set videos as requiring a password. I then went to household profiles and managed child account. I set which books and apps from the family library would be visible for the pre-teen in the library. I also enabled the web browser, and turned on usage monitoring. I then gave my pre-teen the Pin # needed to log in to the Kindle as the parent, but not the parental control password. When my pre-teen wants to read a book or get on the internet, she has to use
Out of curiosity, do you chain your kids inside your house? They can go to the library and check out almost any book they wish and download them too. No disrespect to anyone but it's not Amazon's job or indeed anyone else's to do your parenting job. The controls Amazon offers are intended for the wee tykes who do not understand the complex tool they have been given and who are wont to run up massive bills by clicking on things in games etc. I am ever so glad my parents didn't try to screen my reading from the library when I was a teenager. Just on the principle of the thing, I rarely brought home things they would have objected to. (I do NOT speak for Amazon or its policies.)
No I do not. Your not wrong here not at all. However, turning a complete blind eye to what your kid is doing is not the best course of action either. So while my daughter can go to the library and read 50 shades of grey the fact that she must carry that up to an adult and to check out the book makes her think twice. You don't necessarily have societal pressure on the kindle.