We want to get my 8 year old a phone/ipod type device.
There are a few reasons...mainly cause he is going on a holiday with his bio dad (first time more than over night) and is freaking a little...and I want to use it to help him stay in touch. I think it will also help him stay in touch with his bio dad as he only sees him fortnightly and sometimes it ends up monthly.
I want to get Heytell, viber, Instant messaging, latitude and a way of sharing pictures daily.
I want him to be able to take pictures.
He likes to listen to music at night when he goes to sleep.
He does sometimes use my galaxy tab to play games on.
I want it to be reasonable light and small so he can carry with him (or his dad/I can carry for him).
I want to be able to lock it down so he can only have limited internet access (no facebook etc).
Which is going to be best?
Also, is there a way to give him "gift cards" of credit that he can use on buying games from the game shop and buying things within games (i don't want to link my credit card to it).