Best Search Engines for Kids

Best Search Engines for Kids

The Internet is a clueless maze so much for its practicality and usefulness that it presents numerous challenges if you are a parent, particularly in the areas of what your child should access and what he/she shouldn’t. Because information is almost free and easily accessible, parents should filter and distil the required information in a format that is packed and delivered for consumption by kids.

Enter Kids Search Engines. What started as an innovative and custombuilt solution for safe browsing has turned out to be info powerhouse for kids. It is amazing how many kids actually look upon these search engines for virtually every bit of information they require at home or school.  Here are our top picks when it comes to Kids’ Search Engines:

Kiderex

Available in: English language
Highlights: Coloured marker design; multi-coloured hand-drawn crayon

Ask Kids

Available in: English language
Highlights: Kid-friendly links through their custom directory; advanced tools for filtering web content

Kiddle

Available in: English language
Highlights: Safe search; kidsoriented results; big thumbnails; large Arial font; utmost privacy

KidzSearch

Available in: English language
Highlights: Updated list of banned keywords; no harmful content returned; unique auto-complete keywords during the search; safe internet usage; app version accessible on Google Android, Apple iOS, Amazon for Kindle fire devices

Wacky Safe

Available in: English language
Highlights: Safe environment for kids; curated search term content filtering; interesting facts on child’s subjects; texttospeech feature; automatic blocking of harmful websites, images, videos & adult social media sites

Dib Dab Doo and Dilly Too

Available in: English language
Highlights: Google’s URL filter for restricted results from sites; completely safe browsing

Safe Search Kids

Available in: English language
Highlights: Powered by Google SafeSearch; the higher the level of filtering.

Let’s accept that there is no guarantee that every search result returned by the above-mentioned search engines will be kidsafe. Parental guidance, as with anything else, is recommended for kid’s safety, especially when he or she isn’t even aware of the dangers of search results lurking behind. Alternately, parents can use Parental Controls & Web Filter tools, software and Apps available online. While kids’ search engines make the Internet a better place, popular social media sites online have given rise to new societal problems for kids and teens alike.

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