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Keeping Children Safe On Kindle Fire And Nook

SHAILA on January 05, 2013

Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Barnes and Nobel’s Nook

The competitive rivals, Kindle Fire and Nook’s (and their HD editions) apparent differences are in design, resolution and storage capacities. Apart from that, these tablets share quite a few similarities. Both are inexpensively priced and offer great value for money.

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By gifting a Kindle Fire or Nook to your child you are not only providing access to Amazon’s or Nook’s vast inventory of books and movies but also to unrestricted internet access. Both the Kindle Fire and Nook gives instant access to hundreds of movies, TV shows and apps. Yet you need not worry for robust parental control options are built into the system. Simply open the Kindle Fire and select Settings > Parental Controls to setup your preferences.

The Nook has the notion of user profiles. You can setup a user profile for your child, part of which includes parental control options. As part of the parental control settings, both devices offer the option to turn off unrestricted internet access, but in this day and age, what good is a tablet with the internet turned off.

Well, here is a little secret. You can supplement these built-in features with the Mobicip Safe Browser app. This is not only a replacement browser that allows safe and secure access to the internet, but also offers a feature to restrict other apps, the App Store, and the installation/deletion of apps. The app is not available through the official stores on each device, but you can just as easily sideload the app by following the steps in this tutorial.

Both these e-readers function on customised versions of Android, hence the Mobicip Safe Browser app works well on either one of these content ecosystems that you choose to go with.

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