The Dashboard is offered on both the free and paid versions of Freetime. Amazon have also included in the Dashboard a thing they are referring to as “Discussion Cards”. These can be used to let parents get a sense of the subject matter that has been interacted with by their children. This hopefully will make it easier to have conversations on books, games and shows.
All modern Fire tablets as well as Fire TV already have this facility live on them now.
Where to Access the Dashboard
To use the Dashboard system, click the button below as it is not directly available via an app on the Fire tablet.
What the Dashboard Offers
The amount of time spent playing games, watching videos and even reading books is broken down and listed precisely by the mobile optimized website, whereas the summary is more harsh and will list accurately the specific apps, videos, books as well as any websites that were used plus the time they were used for.
When Amazon launched the Dashboard System, it stated that there are thousands of the Discussion Cards available plus there are more added every day.
All the Amazon Discussion Cards are part of the Freetime Unlimited which will cost you $2.99 per month per child for Prime Members and $4.99 per month for the non-members. You can however, also have a Family Plan which is available for up to 4 children and this starts at $6.99 per month.
The new Parent Dashboard with the inclusion of the Discussion Cards became available from April 12th 2017 and Amazon has stated that the service is now reached over 10 million users.
Amazon’s Hopes for the Dashboard
As this system is now available, Amazon are very hopeful that all parents will be interested enough to start using it, instead of continually peering over the shoulders of their children to see what they are up to.
It appears to be that Apple are being shamed by Amazon who are more prominent with their parental controls.
After reading about this Dashboard system, I think that it is a very good way for parents and even grandparents to keep an eye on what their family are actually up to while they are using their Kindle Fire tablets and Fire TV without having to keep asking them or looking over their shoulders all the time.
At least this way they can check privately what websites the children having been accessing as well as the books they are reading or the games they are playing and will be able to hold a conversation easier with their children.
I know that had this been available when my children were younger, I would certainly have made use of it and hope that other parents will find it a good system to use as well.
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