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How to Prevent Your Children From Searching for Adult Content

Studies have shown that “SEX“, “PORN” and many adult terms are the most commonly searched terms among children (both boys add girls) under 12 years of age.  Learn more – Click Here

That’s right, if you do nothing, your children will very likely be exposed to highly exaggerated sexual content at a much younger age and way more frequently!

While you cannot monitor your children’s online activity 24/7, there are easy and effective solutions that can help.   Here are our top recommendations:

Solution #1: Bookmark  KidzSearch.com as your child’s computer home page

KidzSearch.com was created by parents just like you. While the search results of KidzSearch are actually provided by Google, it has added custom features to make it easier and safer, specifically for kids. It enforces a special type of Google search results called SafeSearch. SafeSearch results use the most advanced safety algorithms in the world, designed by Google engineers, to filter out adult content. In addition, KidzSearch maintains an extensive list of blocked keywords which remove any pg-13 type stuff that might otherwise get through the standard Google SafeSearch filters. We also have proprietary artificial intelligent systems that are able to identify and flag spelling variations of banned terms. No other system comes close to our filtering and we encourage you to compare different sites.

It’s kind of like Yahoo! or Google, but safe for kids (Yahoo! and Google are NOT safe). To effectively use KidzSearch, we recommend parents set KidzSearch.com as their Browser Home page:

Internet Explorer:

Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.  Select Settings.

Firefox:

Solution #2: Manually turn on Google SafeSearch Feature:

You can also manually turn on the SafeSearch Feature on Google with the following instruction.

However, we do not recommend this because unlike other Google services that are synced to your Google account (e.g. you access the same Gmail account on your laptop and on your smartphones), the SafeSearch Setting is only associated with one computer. In other words, it will NOT work on other computers using Google.com unless you are logged into your account on them and have the correct settings set. If this sounds confusing to you, imagine how confusing this will be for your kids! In addition, Google.com, even with SafeSearch turned on, still has pg-13 and some r-rated type results that are not appropriate for most kids. KidzSearch prevents this results. You can easily test this out by comparing Google.com results with KidzSearch.com results for web, images and video content. You will quickly see why we suggest using KidzSearch instead of this method.

Another big disadvantage of relying on Google SafeSearch settings is that people often need to clear their browser cache.  Even if you don’t manually clear the cache, your computer may automatically clear the cache during reboot, as well as when you use an anti-virus, PC Booster, or Anti-adware/spyware products. When this happens the search results can contain adult content. KidzSearch works the same even if the browser cache is cleared or another computer is used.

Finally, KidzSearch also has a great environment that makes using the internet more enjoyable for kids, such as allowing them to create customized screen backgrounds, fun and safe learning and skill games,  homework help Q&A section, KidzTube handpicked videos, collection of the best websites for kids, kids news, safe kids radio, and much more. It is like Yahoo!, but designed for kids.

Instructions:

  • Go to the Search Settings page at https://www.google.com/preferences
  • In the “SafeSearch filters” section: Turn on SafeSearch by checking the box beside “Filter explicit results.”

You can also use OpenDNS to block adult content sites, it will only work on the computer being used. Further, while it is effective at blocking porn, a lot of pg-13 and even r-rated content may get through it.

ATTENTION Teachers & Parents: Do You Know What Your Kids Are REALLY Searching for?

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It’s no surprise that kids are curious about…, well, just about EVERYTHING.  But do you have a clue what your kids are REALLY searching for on the Internet?

According to a report conducted by Norton’s (OnlineFamily.Norton) that included internet searches on Google, Bing, and Yahoo, top 10 search terms for kids between 6 and 12 years old included YouTube, Facebook, Taylor Swift, Sex and Porn!

That’s right! Unless you have manually set your Google Safe Search settings, or have your children using a safe-search-engine, like KidzSearch.com, your child can access the exact same ADULT search results as you do!

Top 10 Search Terms for Children Between Ages 6 – 12 

  • Facebook
  • Google
  • YouTube
  • Sex
  • Taylor Swift
  • Porn
  • Yahoo
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Dog
  • Fred (a popular YouTube channel for kids)

The Problem Don’t Stop Here…

What I found even more shocking was that “sex” and “porn” aren’t the only sexual terms to make it to the kid’s Top 10 list.  Top search term 3, 28, 72, 86, 89, 91, 92, 94, and 95 were also search queries for other sexual body parts and related terms (especially the male anatomy).

Solution

If you do NOT want your kids being exposed to adult content, you can change your search settings directly via Google, which you can learn more about here.

However, an easier and effective way is to use a kid-friendly search engine like Kidzsearch.com, which will automatically filter and block out adult websites, images, and videos.

 Try it Now (It’s Free):

Go ahead!  Challenge KidzSearch.com with the most unusual adult terms:

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Conclusion

Sooner or later your kids will grow up and be exposed to sexual content. The question is “how soon“, “what kind” and “how often.”  Studies have shown that if you do nothing, most kids will be exposed to highly exaggerated adult content as early as 10 years of age!

If you would like to keep their innocence a little bit longer, and educate them about sexuality at a more controlled environment, we highly recommend that you set your children’s homepage to KidzSearch.com and automatically filter out all adult images, websites, and videos.  Learn More – Click Here