This article will guide you on how to set up the content and web settings after creating a Child profile on your Kindle Fire tablet. This covers the Smart Filters feature that uses Amazon’s age ratings to determine what FreeTime Unlimited content and websites your child has access to when enabled. You can freely customize these in-depth settings according to your preference.
Managing Your Child’s Content
STEP 1: Swipe down from the top of the Fire’s screen, then press Settings.
STEP 2: Scroll down to the Personal section, then press Profiles & Family Library.
STEP 3: Press the profile that you would like to manage.
NOTE: If you’re already in the child’s profile, swiping down and pressing Settings will get you to that profile’s passcode-protected settings screen, which means you don’t need to go back to your own profile.
STEP 4: Press Smart Filters (if it’s currently set to off, move the slider to turn it on).
NOTE: These filters do not affect titles that you’ve added to your child’s profile from your own library.
STEP 5: Move the left and right sides of the filter slider to highlight the ages of the content you would like included on the child’s profile.
NOTE: As you move the slider, you can see examples of appropriate titles under the slider.
STEP 6: Press Add Content, then choose the tab of the content you would like to add (Kid Friendly, Books, Videos, Games & Apps).
NOTE: If you have enabled the web browser, there will be additional choices which will be covered in the next section below. For Books, Videos, or Games & Apps, press each title to toggle the check mark — titles with a check mark will be included in the child’s profile.
STEP 7: Press Done to save your changes.
STEP 8: If you would like to remove content, press Remove Content and choose which category of content you would like to remove.
NOTE: Unwanted FreeTime Unlimited items can be removed by searching for individual titles that you want to block, or by browsing through all available items (there is a dropdown to enable browsing by Books, Videos, or Apps, or to see a list of blocked content).
Pressing an individual title will block it (there will be a lock icon in front of it), and pressing it again will make it available to the child’s profile (no lock icon).
STEP 9: To remove Books, Videos, or Games & Apps that you have added from your own collection, choose that category from Remove Content, and then press each title to toggle the check mark — titles without a check mark will not be included in the child’s profile.
STEP 10: Press Done to save your changes.
STEP 11: If you have enabled the Web Browser, you can choose either Remove Websites You’ve Added or Remove Videos You’ve Added From the Web, and then press the trash icon to the right of an item to remove it.
STEP 12: If you would like your child to be able to make in-app purchases, move the slider to the right next to Enable In-App Purchasing.
NOTE: Even with this setting enabled, your child will still need the Amazon account’s password in order to make in-app purchases. If you do not already have 1-click Ordering set up on your Amazon account, you will be prompted to do so.
STEP 1: To enable the FreeTime Browser, move the slider next to Enable Web Browser to the right.
STEP 2: To manage what websites you would like to allow, press Limit Web Content, which will bring you to the Manage Web Content Settings tab.
STEP 3: Move the slider next to Enable Pre-Approved Web Content to the right to allow your child to access age-appropriate websites on the FreeTime Browser, based on the age range you chose in Smart Filters.
NOTE: If you turn off Amazon Curated Content for the web browser, the only websites available will be those that you’ve specifically whitelisted. You can also enable cookies by moving the slider to the right. Cookies are small bits of data that are stored on your device. They can keep a user logged onto a site and remember other preferences. Some websites won’t work properly without them.
STEP 4: To add individual websites or web videos (YouTube) to your child’s profile, press the Websites or Web Videos tab, then press the plus sign in the upper-right hand corner.
STEP 5: Search for individual sites or videos, then press either Allow or Block.
NOTE: It can take 20 or 30 seconds of a video playing before Allow or Block will appear.
STEP 6: Press View Your Child’s Web History to see a complete list of every website and video your child has visited or attempted to visit.
NOTE: If History has not been synchronized is displayed, press the circular arrows on the right side.
STEP 7: Press either the Visited tab or the Attempted tab, and then press Review to check out the website in question; you can also choose to Allow it or Block it.