Keeping track of how to set parental controls on various devices can feel like a full-time job. Fortunately, there are videos from great companies like Covenant Eyes that can help you stay on top of things.
This video shows how to set parental controls on the Kindle Fire HD. It also has some great tips for communicating with your kids about device ownership and responsibility.
The steps for doing this can be found below:
- Swipe down from the top of the screen to show Quick Settings, and then tap More.
- Tap Parental Controls and then tap On.
- Enter a password, confirm your password, and then tap Finish.
Once you’ve set a password, you can restrict one or more of the following:
- Web browsing
- The Email, Contacts, and Calendars apps
- The ability to purchase from the content stores on your device (for example, the Amazon Appstore)
- The ability to play Amazon Video and Prime Video
- Specific content types (for example, Books or Apps)
- Wireless connectivity
- Location-based Services
Note: Make sure that you record your password. If you forget your Kindle Parental Controls password, you will need to reset your Kindle Fire to factory defaults to restore full access.
When you set up and enable Parental Controls, an image of a lock appears at the top of the screen.
Installing accountability software is also a good idea so you can monitor your child’s activity on the device. For this, I recommend Covenant Eyes.