Amazon Explains Web Browsing Controls on Fire Kids Tablets

The Fire Kids and Kids Pro tablets offer web browsing controls to give parents and guardians peace of mind while their children learn and explore online.

Built-in controls help filter out inappropriate websites, and it’s easy for adults to customize access to parent-approved websites and channels, and see what content their kids are accessing online.

Automated digital boundaries help families manage an ever-changing digital environment. The features included in the Fire Kids and Kids Pro tablets are designed to be flexible, with functions and filtering levels that can be adjusted as children grow. Plus, the option to turn features on or off is available at any time as a child’s needs and maturity levels change. These changes happen instantly and seamlessly to allow quick access to a blocked site or filtered content when needed.

Amazon web browser on parent dashboard commands

Web browsing controls can be customized for each child in the free version Amazon Parent Dashboard. Parents and guardians can select as many preferences as they want. They can even configure the appearance of the web browser to allow or disable the address bar, search functions and access to favorite content.

Website filters

The web browser on Parents Dashboard gives parents and guardians two ways for their children to access the web. The options are listed under “Child Settings”. The first option is hand-selected websites and videos, limiting access to what has been pre-selected by Amazon Kids and the parent or guardian. The second option is Filtered Websites and Videos, which offers a more open but filtered experience with built-in controls that filter out inappropriate content. Either way, parents can always monitor their child’s browsing history.

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Access control

The web browser on Parents Dashboard has built-in controls that help filter out inappropriate content. Parents and guardians can also create their own lists of approved and blocked websites by simply entering web addresses, or they can opt out entirely, with the ability to disable all web access with a single click.

Easy Bookmarking

Adults can also choose to help their children easily access their favorite websites, which is especially helpful for first-time readers who can’t search on their own. Not only does this option make it easier for children to find engaging and safe content, but it assures parents that their child’s selections have been vetted beforehand.

Disabling cookies

Parents can go one step further by not allowing any cookies. Although this may prevent some websites from rendering content correctly, it is an option that can be turned on or off depending on a user’s comfort level.

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