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Old 02-24-2011, 01:19 AM   #1
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We just bought our 13 year old a Kindle - cannot wait to see the excitement. A quick question. Have people found that opening up a new Amazon account for their child work best? We have a gift card and that way he could purchase books with that card, and it would not interfere with our Amazon.com accounts. Or have people just added the device to their account?
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:52 AM   #2
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If you are going to have multiple devices, it is better to use one account so you can share content. You can disable "1-click ordering" on your account by not entering a credit card/linking it to 1-click, however you can still purchase free content (stuff that costs 0.00 with 1-click button if no credit card is attached) You would still be able to order samples of books as well.

You can also set your document conversion charge to 0.00 so that you can't get charged for using amazons @kindle conversion services.

I do not believe you can disable 1 click ordering on a device specific basis, nor can you specify document conversion (though you can specify valid email addresses). If you need to make use of these features, a separate account may be a better option for you.

Also there are a lot of books that you can get free in public domain or as promotional items that are often re-marketed as paid items in the kindle store, so you and your child should be aware of this too.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:00 AM   #3
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You can move Kindles between accounts. If Amazon were ever to say anything you could tell them that you don't want your Teenage Son having access to your adult material.

I prefer the idea of having one account and just sharing books. But I know some folks don't want their kids having access to their books. What I would do is put him on the family account, register his Kindle, load up the books that he wants, and deregister him. That way he cannot add more books or go looking through the archive.
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You can also set your document conversion charge to 0.00 so that you can't get charged for using amazons @kindle conversion services.

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And this service is free when using wifi. So if the OP has a wifi only version, they don't have to worry about this.
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:52 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. I will experiment and see what works best and report back. I concur with the adult material limits - one of the headaches of new technology is mass availability of items.
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^ keeping in mind, if child purchases inappropriate content, you will know about by way of the emailed receipt. Of course you can also check your account to see what books have been purchased/downloaded.
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