That being said, the Kindle Fire is, in a lot of ways, a tablet, just like the i Pad.
And just like with the i Pad (or any tablet for that matter), we have the responsibility as parents to make sure our children have a safe experience, away from the adult content and culture that’s so easily accessible to them simply because the device they’re using is connected to the Internet.
Parental Controls From the Kindle Fire home screen swipe the black top bar down and a settings bar should appear. You can now alter the Parental Control settings on the device.
Under More tap the Parental Controls option and the following screen should appear. From the menu, you can disable the web browser and password protect access to features such as purchasing content on Amazon.com, playing videos, accessing Wi-Fi, and using location-based services.
To manually add content to your child’s profile, launch the Free Time app and tap Manage Content & Subscription at the bottom of the page.
Enter your password and tap Add Titles to (child’s username) Library.
Setting It Up and Adding Content To set up Free Time, download the app from the Amazon Store and launch it.
You’ll be asked to enter your Parental Controls password.
So, I’ve taken the necessary steps to do that for my daughter, and my advice to you is that you do the same.
We should never deprive our children of these wonderful devices and services, but we have to introduce it to them in small doses, and more importantly, in a way that we feel works best for them.
Each child sees only the content (books, videos and apps) in the Free Time library and any additional content added by you (details below).
Kids cannot exit the Kindle Free Time app without the Parental Controls password, preventing them from accessing other content on the Kindle Fire without your explicit permission.
Once Free Time is running in the background, your children can’t leave the application without knowing the parental controls password, so I highly recommend keeping the password a secret, and something that they’ll never guess.