Many 8 year olds have access to at least one mobile device and this is the age when social media apps such as instagram and snapchat can seem very appealing, but be wary of letting them free on social media just yet – they don’t have the emotional skills to manage their online communications effectively.
If you are thinking of buying a tablet for a child, have a look at our tablet comparison guide for more information on features – such as parental controls and content – that are key when considering a tablet for a child.
The Amazon Fire HD 6 Kids Edition is ideal for this age, as the years free subscription to Fire for Kids Unlimited gives them the freedom to choose and download thousands of child-friendly books, apps and videos for free (so you don’t have to worry about any surprise bills!). Children can feel independent, while parents know they are safe from inappropriate content.
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