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Initial post: Aug 16, 2013 2:03:51 PM PDT
S. Thomson says:
is it the case that you can stop your child surfing the net but still let them play with apps that need access to the net when you use free time. it's ok for my son to use the apps I want him to use if they connect to the net but I want to stop him surfing when he thinks I'm not looking!!

Hope somebody can help
Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2013 2:33:58 PM PDT
S. Thomson - Yes, it blocks web browsing, but you can alternately allow wi-fi to be on.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=201014620#controls

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2013 2:37:35 PM PDT
Mike says:
What I would do is tell my child what the limits are, and if he/she exceeds those limits, I'd take the device away for a period of time. Easy.

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 3:33:39 PM PDT
S. Thomson says:
trouble is I have an 8year old that loves yogcast and goes on YouTube so am looking for a device to get him for his birthday on which I can"define his parameters"let us say!! Have tried the removing my iPad but as soon as he gets its back he just goes on again!! have thought about browser change type options for the iPad but he a very smart cookie and has a techie brain so I need something with a password!!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2013 3:35:15 PM PDT
Just Peachy says:
If he's breaking the rule that often, I would rethink the gift of a tablet.
But that's just me.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2013 3:46:08 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 16, 2013 3:48:40 PM PDT
Mike says:
Wow! I don't have children any more, but I have grandkids, and they understand "no", and they know the consequences of ignoring "no"! It has to be tough when your child doesn't listen and obey. I'm truly sorry.

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 3:48:58 PM PDT
S. Thomson says:
problem is he likes to read on the kindle app and when you have an 8year old who is working his way through the works of Jules Verne on Kindle you kind of don't want to stop it altogether!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2013 3:52:13 PM PDT
Mike says:
Suggestion: let him read the books on the basic Kindle. Or, even maybe a paper book?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2013 3:53:56 PM PDT
Just Peachy says:
The get him a basic eink Kindle. He can read on it.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2013 3:54:45 PM PDT
Just Peachy says:
Paper books? That's so last century!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2013 3:56:31 PM PDT
Mike says:
True, but whatever works!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2013 3:57:27 PM PDT
Just Peachy says:
What next? Make the child build an outhouse?!?!?

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 4:27:42 PM PDT
S. Thomson says:
normal kindle no good because his books are on my account and I want him to get his own so I can lock him out of my books. Don't really want to set up a n amazon account just for him. Paper books don't come free like the complete works of Jules Verne, H G Wellsetc do on kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2013 4:29:05 PM PDT
If he can't connect to the Internet, he doesn't have access to your books.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2013 4:31:03 PM PDT
Just Peachy says:
If the books are free, you can register a basic kindle to a new account just for free books.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2013 4:43:20 PM PDT
S. Thomson - The basic Kindle is actually more secure than a Fire. You can password protect your Archives and he won't even know your books are there, but you can still deliver books to his Kindle. You can also password protect wi-fi so he can't get on the internet and the experimental browser is so slow and clunky he wouldn't want to use it anyway.
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