The new Child Pad Tablet is powered by a 1GHz processor supported by 1GB of RAM, and has been designed by Archos to comply with both CIPA and COPPA regulations, making sure its as safe as possible for children to use. Henri Crohas, Founder and CEO of Archos explains:
The image "Child with tablet pc outdoors. Little girl on the grass with a computer" from is available on Fotolia under a royalty-free license (Credit from The first thing to understand is that all tablet time is not created equal. It's easy to think of tablet time as a single activity, but that simplification leads us to wonder about "goodness or badness" at the wrong level of detail. Perhaps the only thing we can say about tablet time per se is that it's inherently interactive (and even that is neither good nor bad). There are wonderful and terrible experiences available for children on tablets, just as on TV or in books; and any experience might be great for some kids but awful for others. The question to ask is, How does this particular tablet experience help my child grow?.74).
Of course, when we're co-engaging with our kids, the tablet isn't really serving as a digital babysitter. But consider: If you co-engage alongside your child using a favorite app just once, you can then speak intelligently with him or her about the app after a tablet session even if you were in the other room making dinner during that session. So pay the short-term cost of diving in with your child and exploring an activity together, and then reap the long-term gain of being able to hand your child the tablet and know that they're engaging with something worthwhile -- and that they'll be able to engage with you about that activity when they're done!
Research has shown that children influence tablet adoption in Australian homes, so we feel it is important to offer devices and content that can offer experiences for different age groups.