I'm getting my nieces and nephew each their own iPod Touch for the holiday. I'm trying to think about the whole syncing situation, and how best for the parents to manage it. I'm not so much concerned about the music library as I am with the apps. I've done my due diligence and have looked for an answer, but what I've found is too old (pre-app store), only deals with songs, involves one device on multiple computers, multiple devices on multiple computers, multiple accounts on multiple computers, says it doesn't work on Windows etc. They will be using a single family Windows computer. None of the kids have their own email address yet (they do their emailing with their parents). Nothing is set up, so it will be starting from a clean slate and hopefully make setting it up easier. I've thought about some scenarios. What would be the easiest way for all of them? They create one universal account for the kids that is tied to the parents' email/credit card info. Each kid has their own iTunes account that's tied to the parents' info. Each kid has their own iTunes account that's not tied to parents' email, but no credit card info. Have the parents create email addresses for each kid that they'll save for later use, and then create multiple accounts. Just put on apps through USB. Have one FaceTime account controlled by the parents. What about the password for logging into the App Store? I imagine it's probably best to let the parents put it in the password as to avoid the kids forgetting it and/or buying things without telling them. And what about when the kids get older, is it easy to give them their own account without too much hassle? When I started syncing my iPad to my MacBook, it would throw on all the iPhone apps that I downloaded over the air. It was frustrating at first until I went into iTunes and fixed it. If they were to create one universal kids account, would their apps be crossing all over the place? I'm not sure the parents would be able to figure that one out. These kids are young enough where they're almost exclusively going to use this for games and other fun apps. And they're definitely going to use it outside of wifi areas (like when travelling). I know every family is different and what may work for one may not work for another. But I'm just curious to see what solutions people have come up with. As far as the whole "should young kids have this"/ kids on the internet debates, I'm giving them all cases. That's all the responsibility I'm taking because they're not my kids.