School age kids are getting online at an earlier age everyday. Walt Disney, which is synonymous with young children has announced a new Disney product, the Netpal, that was developed in conjunction with Asus Computers.
The kid friendly netbook is geared towards children, aged 6 to 12 and resembles the Asus Eee pc.
The Netpal runs on the Windows XP operating system and includes parental control software that allows caregivers the ability to setup both a whitelist and blacklist of websites that kids can visit.
The same principle of approved lists also applies to email list building so that kids can communicate with grandma in another city, yet be prevented from communicating with an internet predator.
Other features of the Netpal include content widgets such as free streaming radio in the form of Radio Disney and a webcam shaped like the Mickey Mouse head.
The Netpal will retail for $349 and will be available through Toys “R” Us and Amazon.