Today Amazon announced a brand new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet. This tablet takes the popular high-end Fire HD 10 tablet and adds in all the features from Amazon’s popular kid’s line of tablets.
“Our Fire Kids Edition tablets provide the perfect balance of offering age-appropriate content kids love and tools parents trust, and we’re thrilled that customers have made us the #1 best-selling kids tablet in the U.S.,” said Kurt Beidler, Director of Kids & Family, Amazon. “Our latest kids tablet, the all-new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition, is the largest and fastest kids tablet we’ve ever offered, with a beautiful 10.1” 1080p Full HD display, ultra-fast processor, and thousands of books, videos, apps and games—we think families are going to love it.”
“We hear from parents how important it is to have the tools they need to make decisions about their child’s screen time,” said Kurt Beidler. “We work hard to provide parents with those tools so they can stay connected to their child’s digital experience, including FreeTime parental controls and Parent Dashboard, which make it easy for parents to participate in their child’s activity and adjust tablet settings remotely.”
With the tablet you will also get a free year of Amazon FreeTime parental controls. Here are some of the features you will find with the Amazon FreeTime:
- Weekday and weekend settings—parents can set time limits by weekdays and weekends.
- Bedtime—parents can control when FreeTime shuts down for the day and turns back on the next morning.
- Educational goals and time limits—parents can set daily limits or restrict certain categories, such as apps and games, while leaving unlimited time for reading.
- Learn First—parents can block access to entertainment content until after educational goals are met each day.
- Total screen time—parents can choose a set amount of total screen time per day, after which the tablet will shut down for the day.
- Age filters—parents can adjust settings to tailor the FreeTime experience for each child and ensure the content their kids are viewing is age-appropriate for them.
- Add or remove content—parents can add titles from their own content library into FreeTime, or choose to remove unwanted FreeTime Unlimited content.
- Enable the web browser—parents can choose to enable or disable the kid-friendly web browser within FreeTime.
Additionally, Parent Dashboard continues to provide new and helpful ways for parents to manage their child’s screen time and connect with them over the digital content they’re viewing in FreeTime. With Parent Dashboard, parents simply log-in to parents.amazon.com from any web browser to access:
- Daily activity reports—parents can view the digital content their kids are using in FreeTime and determine how to manage time limits and educational goals.
- Remote parental controls—parents can adjust their child’s FreeTime settings remotely, including adding content from their personal library, setting daily goals and time limits, enabling the web browser, pausing the device, and more—all without tracking down their child’s device.
- Discussion Cards—similar to a family book club, parents can access summaries and sample questions based on the books, videos, educational apps and websites that are viewed within FreeTime. Discussion Cards also provide ideas for ways to connect online experiences with real-world activities, such as “volunteer at the local animal shelter to help homeless dogs and cats.”
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