Writing for ABCnews, Adam Levin shares his view on why parents should get their kids their own iPad this holidays. Adam Levin highlighted that having adequate parental control on a device shared among the family is a “must” but can be a pain to set up and monitor. Hence, having separate devices in a better solution.
But the solution isn’t to deny your kids access to Angry Birds or whatever educational program you’d like to believe they spend just as much time playing. (Besides, every parent knows that an out-and-out prohibition against anything is more likely to result in extraordinary efforts to do that thing anyway.) Instead, set aside the money and get them an iPad of their very own — and make sure the Genius Bar helps you set up all those parental controls.
That way, your child gets what she or he wants, you get the privacy protections you need and you both get the security of knowing that his or her online behavior won’t impact either of your lives for a little while longer.
I bet Apple totally agrees with this.