I'd talk to the parents about the iPad having a camera. I know a lot of parents are hesitant about children having internet connected cameras these days, especially one that's so ultra portable. I've never played with parental controls in my iPad, so, I'm not sure if you can block apps and activities that would allow a 9 year old to get video chatting unsupervised. If it's a concern, a lot of people are selling iPad 1s at the moment...
__________________ Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT) / Support Professional (ACSP) MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) 8GB RAM, 256GB Flash Storage Mac mini (Late 2012) 16GB RAM, Fusion Drive (128GB SSD/750GB 7200RPM) iPad mini 16GB, iPhone 4S 16GB
Thanks, it is an excellent point. I mentioned to the parents yesterday that I was specifically looking for an iPad 2 for the camera, and they didn't have any reservations.
I personally am of the mind that it's better to educate than to shelter, and better that she learn lessons now at 9 instead of at 15 or 16, but you're right, it's not my kid.
The parents don't seem to have a problem with it, though, and there do seem to be lots of ipad 1's available. So I'll give it a couple of weeks and see if something comes through before deciding whether to settle.
"It's hard to keep your mouth shut / Harder still to make noise" ~ Page/Robertson