How to Restrict and Limit Website Access on Kindle Fire Tablets

The Kindle Fire tablet provides easy access to apps, games, videos, books, and the internet. However, as a parent you may want to limit and restrict your child’s access to certain websites. The good news is that Kindle Fire tablets have robust built-in parental controls that allow you to easily block websites and limit internet browsing.

Enable Parental Controls

The first step is to enable parental controls on your Kindle Fire tablet:

  • Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap Settings
  • Select Parental Controls
  • Toggle Parental Controls to the “On” position
  • Enter a password and tap Finish

Once parental controls are enabled, you can configure various restrictions.

Block Web Browsing

To completely block web browsing:

  • Open Parental Controls
  • Select Amazon Content and Apps
  • Choose Web Browser
  • Toggle the switch from Unblocked to Blocked

Now your child will not be able to access the internet browser at all.

Restrict Specific Websites

You can restrict access to specific websites:

  • Open the Parental Controls menu
  • Select Amazon Content and Apps
  • Tap Web Browser
  • Choose Restricted Websites
  • Enter the URL of sites you want to block

As an alternative, you can tap Allowed Websites and only permit access to pre-approved sites.

Limit Browsing Time

To limit daily or weekly browsing time:

  • Go to Parental Controls
  • Choose Time Limits
  • Select Web Browser
  • Set the time limits

Once the time limit is reached, the web browser will automatically block access for the rest of the day or week.

Use Third-Party Apps

There are also various third-party apps that provide additional parental control features:

  • Qustodio – Robust web filtering, screen time limits, location tracking
  • Norton Family – Powerful web filtering, app blocking
  • Net Nanny – Blacklists websites, monitors browsing history

These apps provide more customization options compared to the built-in Kindle Fire parental controls.

Monitor Browsing Activity

To monitor your child’s browsing activity:

  • Open Parental Controls
  • Select Amazon Content and Apps
  • Choose Web Browser
  • Turn on Logging

You can then review their browsing history, searches, and attempted website visits.

Remove Browser Profile

For maximum protection, you can delete your child’s browser profile altogether:

  • Go to Settings > Applications
  • Select Silk Browser
  • Choose your child’s profile
  • Tap Remove to delete their browser profile

Without a browser profile, your child will not be able to access the internet browser at all.

By leveraging these parental control options, you can effectively restrict and limit website access on your Kindle Fire tablet. Stay involved and have open conversations with your child about internet safety. With some reasonable safeguards in place, the Kindle Fire can be a fun educational device.