The Internet can be a nightmare for parents — especially for parents with small children. Making the Internet a healthy, appropriate, and fun place for pre-schoolers, the Fisher-Price Easy Link Internet Launch Pad helps connect kids directly to the official Web sites of their favorite characters. Designed for children ages three and up, this launch pad is easy to use and safe for your kids — and the family computer!The Easy Link Launch Pad includes three popular child-safe and durable plastic figures — Elmo from Sesame Street, two dinosaurs from Dragon Tales, and a Fisher-Price dog. Each character works as a direct key to its own Web site. When Elmo is plugged into the launch pad, children are immediately transported to the games section of SesameStreet.com. Eight other familiar Easy Link character smart keys are available for purchase separately.Because the Fisher-Price Easy Link Internet Launch Pad blocks access to other Internet sites, links, and pop-ups, kids can connect to these interactive Web sites all by themselves, without you having to worry that they’re visiting other inappropriate or unsafe sites. Kids easily learn to play games on their favorite Web sites using the computer’s mouse and arrow keys on the launch pad. Setting up the Easy Link system is easy. Simply connect the launch pad to the computer’s USB port and install the software from the included CD-ROM. Not compatible with Mac computers, the Easy Link Internet Launch Pad requires Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, or Vista; a 750 MHz processor; a USB 1.1 port, 128 MB of RAM, and an Internet connection.What’s in the BoxEasy Link Internet Launch Pad, CD-ROM software, USB cable, and three character smart keys. Launchpad comes with three Easy-Link figures: Elmo, Dragon Tales and a cute Fisher-Price character. Eight additional Easy-Link Figures sold separately. Measures 10.5″”””L x 10.5″”””W x 6″”””H.