The Amazon Fire 8 Kids Edition Tablet
Your child has brought home their assigned tablet.
What do you need to know?
The Amazon Fire 8 Kids Edition tablet is managed by Greene County Public Schools. The tablet is password protected. Only we can make changes to the settings on the device.
Tablets were set-up with your child’s safety as our number one priority.
The tablet has 4 profiles for children to use. Each profile is set to the appropriate age range for your kindergartener.
You will see a puppy, kitten, robot, and a unicorn. The puppy and robot have apps that are geared toward boys and the kitten and unicorn for girls. There are apps that will appear on all profiles. Your child can use whichever profile they choose.
From left to right:
Volume control - Press the left side to lower the volume, and press the right side to increase the volume.
Headphone port - Carefully insert and remove the headphone jack to prevent breakage.
USB C power port - This is where you will insert the power adapter to charge the tablet. The tablet has up to 10 hours of battery life when fully charged.
Power button - Hold the button in for a few seconds until you hear a chime to turn the tablet on. To completely power off the device, hold the power button down until you get the option to "Power off". Click okay.
Swipe down from the top of the screen to show Quick Actions:
Brightness - Adjust the screen brightness.
Bluetooth - Pair a Bluetooth device.
Airplane Mode - Turn Airplane Mode on or off.
To select a child profile:
Swipe down from the top of the screen.
Tap on the icon that is showing to the right of the gear icon. This will open the box to show you the available profiles that your child can use.
Your child will then choose one of the four available student profiles.
No need for Wi-Fi at home
Apps, books, and videos that your child may want to use at home can be downloaded at school. Once the item is downloaded on the device, your child will have access at home. No Wi-Fi will be necessary.
If the tablet is damaged in any way, please report it and return it to the school immediately. The tablet will be returned to Amazon for replacement at no charge.
If the tablet is lost you will be expected to pay to replace it. Please notify the school as soon as possible. We will give you a quote for a replacement.
If you suspect that your child's device has been stolen, you will need to file a police report and notify the school as soon as possible.
Device Permission Form - RES
Device Permission Form - RES Spanish Version
Acceptable Use Policy (K-2)