By: Irene Tria via Gogagah.com
Kids nowadays are really fast learner. We must admit that kids opt to use computers, smartphones and tablets rather than playing outside. Internet is considered to be the more efficient way for research and communication.
But as parents have you ever tried checking the search history of your kid and found entries that are not really appropriate for their age? Good news is, Google recently launched a kid-friendly search engine that eliminate that possibility.
Kiddle is a safe internet search engine that looks a little like the Google search interface but includes child-like tweaks, a fun outer space theme and a robot alien on the search bar.
According to Tech Times, Kiddle offers search results hand-picked by editors to ensure their kid-friendliness. The first one to three results will always be curated by the editors — safe sites written specifically for children. The next few results will feature sites in simple language that will be easy for kids to understand. The rest will be sites tailored to adults that may be harder for kids to digest, but are still filtered by Google safe search to avoid them stumbling on anything inappropriate.
Kiddle promises your child will be safe in their searching. The logs are cleared every 24 hours and Kiddle collects no personal information. We tested the “safe content” promise by searching a few unsavory keywords kids might try to search. And Kiddle was an excellent guard dog.
Searches for “butts” and “penis” yielded the same angry robot man telling your kid to go back to square one and try again. As the parent with a kid who routinely types “sex” and “poop” into any search bar he gets his hands on, (thank you, asshole fifth grader on the bus) this is a welcome relief. My kids love playing with Google and Kiddle appears to be a fantastic and safe alternative. Hopefully, once they get past the thrill of typing in naughty words, they’ll actually look up subjects that interest them. And when they do, Kiddle’s got their back.