Tweet There are a number of search engines which offer child-friendly content only. They achieve this by filtering out inappropriate content which you, as a parent, would find offensive for your child. In general, this is achieved by using human beings to filter out the unsuitable sites. The filtered sites include those which address explicit sexual matters, pornography, violence, drug use, and gambling etc.
Child-Friendly Search Engines Below is a summary of some of the most popular child friendly search engines: Ask Jeeves For Kids www. It is designed to be a kid-friendly way for children to search online with a focus on learning and educational entertainment. Ask for Kids uses natural-language technology that allows kids to ask questions and perform web searches, such as "When did Hawaii become a state? All of the sites are hand-picked to be appropriate for children. Also, unlike normal Yahoo, searches will not bring back matches found by crawling the web, if there is no match from within the Yahooligan listings.
This prevents possibly objectionable sites from slipping onto the screen. Additionally, adult-oriented banner advertising will not appear within the service. Yahooligans is the oldest major directory for children, launched in March Looksmart Kids Directory netnanny.
Filtering Options Most major search engines including Google, Yahoo in the main and MSN obtain their listings by crawling the web and then using advance techniques to determine search results.
The fact there is no human review and categorisation, as with the child-friendly sites listed above, means it's easy for undesirable material to appear in search results. As a solution, most major search engines offer the ability to filter the results to keep out pornography and other material that you would not want your children to encounter. Below are some tips on enabling child safe filtering in major search engines: Go to the Google Home Page, select Preferences on the right of the search box and in the SafeSearch Filtering section select the option for 'Use strict filtering Filter both explicit text and explicit images '.
Use the Safe Search Filter on the Settings page. Use the Family Filter Setup page. Doesn't appear to offer a filter, but enabling Parental Controls might have an impact on web search matches. Filtering and Blocking Software One alternative option is filtering software which works across the entire web, not just for search results.
Most filtering software provides a decent level control for parents to determine what it and is not allowed for the kids to see. CyberPatrol and NetNanny are two of the most widely used programs for this type of control.