Huawei launched its new affordable MatePad T8 tablet earlier this year, offering a great option for parents looking for a tablet for children.
Here’s a look at what makes the device a good tablet for kids and how to set it up so that your children can use it safely…
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Huawei MatePad T8: All the right ingredients for a children’s tablet
There are a few things you should look for in a tablet for kids: durability, battery life, affordability, and the right software.
The MatePad T8 offers a lightweight, slim, and compact device that will stand up to the bumps and drops that threaten more delicate devices.
Meanwhile, its 5100mAh battery offers up to 12-hours of local video playback and web browsing.
With a recommended retail price of R2 999, it’s also one of the most affordable new tablets of 2020.
Finally, it also has dedicated software that makes it easier to manage your children’s digital wellbeing.
This software is called Kids Corner and lets you adjust a number of settings to make using the tablet safer for children.
How to set up Kids Corner on the MatePad T8
Huawei recommends setting a lock screen password before setting up Kids Corner, since this prevents children from exiting the software and accessing other apps on the tablet.
You can set up a lock screen password by going to Settings > Security & privacy > Lock screen password > Set lock screen password.
Once this is done, open the Kids Corner app and follow the on-screen instructions.
You will need to set up a Kids Corner password, as well as a profile for your children. The app will record your child’s fingerprint so that they can unlock their profile easily.
Setting up individual profiles is useful if you have children of different ages. This ensures that a younger child cannot access an older child’s content.
Under the Parental Control menu, you can adjust a variety of settings. This includes managing the apps, images, and multimedia your child can access.
You can also set up session limits, which place a cap on how long or how many times your child can use the tablet throughout the day.
In addition to this, parents can set up resting periods to create breaks. This prevents your child from using the tablet for extended periods of time.
There’s also the option to filter out blue light to help protect your children from eye strain.
To exit Kids Corner, you will need to enter your Kids Corner password.
Now you know how to set up your Huawei MatePad T8 so that your children can safely use the tablet.
With this software, you can use the device for the whole family without needing to worry about children accessing content that’s not appropriate for their age.
The MatePad T8 is available to purchase from the Huawei online store.
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This article is sponsored by Huawei.