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Family tablets, Google+, kids, etc.
I've been away from Android and missed the whole Google+ thing and whatever their ecosystem has morphed in to. I'm picking up a couple Nexus 7's to be family tablets and as a parent I obviously want to protect my kids from social dangers (within reason, I trust them and we're a bit open). I am currently trying to figure out whether or not to set them all up on their own accounts, or just have them use my one account to share app purchases, etc. If there are cool things they could do with each other that involve Google+ and individual accounts, then what are they? Can it all be kept private? If they have my account on their tablet can they screw me up really even though I don't use my gmail account for anything important? What would the best longterm thing here be? They are 8 and 11 and I'd love for them to share things between each other and their parents in the ecosystem if it all pans out. NFC slammin' all day, messaging each other, etc. I also wonder if I should lie about their ages on their accounts because in the past that's been a pain when I want them to use content that I'm okay with that's above their age.
I'm looking for parents in similar situations who have already gone through trial and error and have settled on a working system. Privacy in terms of random people contacting them and random people being shoved in their faces like Facebook does would be my primary concern. Everything being so interconnected, how much of a barrier is there to the outside world, I realize I'm probably not describing this well but hopefully you get what I mean. They're generally smart enough to not go looking for trouble, but I expect a little exploration since they're kids. For those wondering, I'll be monitoring Internet traffic via the router, disabling it per MAC address when necessary, etc.