I have a friend who wants to buy his adolescent son an eReader (e.g. Kindle, Nook, et al.) but he would like it to have some sort of parental filter option. Does anyone know of an eReader with this option?
Also, does anyone have a suggestion for the best reader with a search filter. How much risk is there that search results will be edgy or inappropriate?
Where’s Robert? I need someone to answer me.
I am not aware of an ereader with parental features. But If you have a kindle everything you buy for it will be logged on your amazon account. That makes it very easy for parents to observe what their kids are reading.
I am beginning to doubt the existence of one. I did mentioned the Amazon.com account as a method of observation, but I think he is nervous about his boy even having access to the front covers and descriptions of some books. Parenting sounds less and less fun all the time!
You are right about that. Children can access whatever they want if they set their mind to it. Parents like to think they can protect their children from filth, but it is getting harder every day.
I’m not child reader, I’m 69 and I want an ereader filter. I’ve searched and found none. I would love to download one. I use Kindle on my Kindle, PC, iPhone, and my Toshiba Thrive but I’ve virtually quit reading. When I do download a book, I select a free book from eReaderIQ Children’s category and quit reading if it turns vulgar. I used to enter a review in Amazon for books I found crude (like the third volume of the Wool series) but I got too many irate review-readers who seem to feel personally insulted that someone found their favorite book to be too crude to read or to recommend to kids (or to me). Anyway, it sounds like a marketing opportunity for a filter app. It is curious there is not one. I have found filters on the chat windows of many online multi-player games like World of Warcraft, Runecraft, and others. So, it is not difficult to filter text. Meanwhile, is anyone writing reviews of books as they do movies? Incidentally, I buy edited movies too, from a member-only site.
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