Parents are often rightly concerned about just what their children have access to online, as well as just how much time they are spending on their tablet. Parental controls are how parents can control and monitor what their children are doing online.
The All-New Fire 7 Kids Edition comes with parental controls provided by Amazon as standard. This begins with limiting the sites and content that children have access to, starting with more than 56,000 sites and videos, including YouTube, that have been curated by Amazon and Common Sense Media as being suitable for children. Parents can also add any websites they want to this list quite easily.
Another control is Learn First. This allows a parent to block access to videos and games until the child has met defined educational targets; for example, a reading goal. This means that a child can’t spend all their time on a tablet playing games without their parent’s approval.
Amazon FreeTime, a subscription-based content service that comes with 1 year free, gives a child access to a wide range of content. Using FreeTime, children also lack access to social media and the internet and are unable to make in-app purchases.
Parents can create up to four individual child profiles on the tablet. In these they can do things like set bedtime curfews and control the screen time and content allowed for children individually.