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Kid-Friendly USB

Buffalo Kids Memory Stick Blocks Net Naughty

— December 6, 2007 — Pop Culture
Clearly there's no keeping kids away from the internet, it seems net newbies are getting younger by the day. These child-friendly Buffalo Kids Memory Sticks will comfort the wary parent concerned their kids might stumble across some naughty content on the web.

When plugged in, the USB screens the content being perused, only giving users access to items approved by the Yahoo! Kids filter system.

Cute characters include Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse and Japanese anime icons like Doraemon.

Although they're only available in Japan, similar versions will likely hit the western world soon. Meanwhile, check out these kiddie approved web gadgets:

Trend Themes
1. Child-friendly Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop child-friendly versions of existing technology with built-in content filtering to provide a safe online experience for young users.
2. Parental Control Solutions - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create innovative parental control solutions that empower parents to monitor and filter inappropriate content accessed by their children.
3. Kid-focused Product Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Design products and gadgets specifically tailored to children's needs and preferences, incorporating popular characters and themes.
Industry Implications
1. Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate content-filtering technology into various electronic devices, including tablets, smartphones, and gaming consoles, to provide child-friendly Internet access.
2. Entertainment - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Collaborate with popular media franchises to create branded kid-friendly products, such as USB drives, headphones, and gaming accessories.
3. Family and Parenting - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop online platforms and services that cater to the unique needs of parents, offering comprehensive parental control features and educational content for children.
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