Part 3: Amazon
Amazon Fire Phone
Amazon phones have lots of great built-in parental controls that make it easy to keep tabs on what your kids can and cannot use. With just a few clicks you can limit Internet access, allow specific content, change location-based services, and restrict in-app purchases. First head over to the settings tab.
Settings > Applications & Parental Controls > Tap Enable Parental Controls
From here you can restrict the following:
• Web browsing
• Email and calendars
• Social network sharing
• Purchases from the content stores on your device (for example, the Amazon App store)
• Playing movies and TV shows from Prime Video
• Specific content types (for example, Music, Video, Books, or Apps)
• Wireless and mobile network connectivity
• Location-based services
Amazon Fire Stick:
The Amazon Fire stick is a great tool for watching your favorite shows and even browsing the Internet. You may not think about parental controls when it comes to your TV but kids can still download apps, make purchases, and surf the web. To get to the parental controls start at the home screen of your first stick.
Home > Scroll to Settings > Preferences (if you have a pin, enter it, if not go to amazon.com/pin to set one) > Parental Controls > Turn On
Once the parental controls are on you can add a pin for purchases, viewing restrictions, app downloads and usage, and changing your pin. Once you’re done with parental controls, go back to the settings menu.
Settings > My Account > Sync Amazon Content
For more information on parental controls for tablets, smart speakers, and e-readers go to Amazon device support.
Remember, parental controls help you police what your kids see and use on devices, but it does not replace your valuable knowledge and guidance. It never hurts to set expectations with your child on how to use a phone, TV, computer or tablet.
In case you missed it, check out these related articles:
Parental Controls for Android Users
Parental Controls for Apple IOS Users