Excellent Google Search Tip to Use with Kids

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November, 2014
One of the powerful features I like about Google is Safe Search. SafeSearch can help you block inappropriate or explicit images from your Google Search results. The SafeSearch filter isn’t 100% accurate, but it helps you avoid most adult content.

YouTube also has a similar functionality called YouTube Safety Mode. This is an opt-in setting available on the computer and mobile site that helps screen out potentially objectionable content that you may prefer not to see or don't want others in your family to stumble across while enjoying YouTube. You can think of this as a parental control setting for YouTube.

Here is how to turn SafeSearch on or off

  • Visit the Search Settings page. 
  • Find the "SafeSearch filters" section.
  • Turn on SafeSearch by checking the box beside "Filter explicit results." When SafeSearch is on, sexually explicit video and images will be filtered from Google Search result pages, along with results that might link to explicit content.
  • Turn off SafeSearch by unchecking the box. When SafeSearch is off, we'll provide the most relevant results for your search and may include explicit content when you search for it.
  • Click Save button at the bottom of the page.

To prevent others from changing your setting, like your kids or anyone who is borrowing your computer, click Lock SafeSearch. Learn more about locking SafeSearch.

Check out Google help centre to  learn more about Safe Search.