Kids Safe Search Engines

10 Search Engines Suitable for Children:

10 Search Engines Suitable for Children

1. Safe Search
This search engine was the brainchild of a UK
company that is dedicated to providing the best online resources for kids. It uses Google’sSafeSearch technology to filter out offensive content and also removes distracting ads from search results. It is a great site for home and school use.

2. Fact Monster
Does your child need help researching an assignment for school? Fact Monster is a free online almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia and thesaurus which will help kids quickly find the information they need. It is meant for kids aged 8-14 years old, and is packed full of all kinds of facts and figures.

3. Ask Kids
Aimed at 6-12 year olds, Ask Kids also does a great job at finding relevant, age- appropriate content from the web. It is optimized to respond to a typical child’s keyword search and it pulls results from a database of sites that’s editorial staff
have deemed appropriate and safe for student learning.

4. Go Gooligans
An unusual name? Sure but it’s an educational safe search engine specially designed for students. It is also categorised into search engine for young students or for older students which are filtered according these students’ needs. Whenever any unsafe keyword is queried over Go Gooligans, it simply rejects the request.

5. Quintura for Kids
Quintura ranks the results based on connections to the search term, instead of ranking them based on popularity. Its dynamic tag cloud is an intuitive and potentially powerful tool most kids will love playing with. This unique kids' search engine also handpicks the sites it links to and periodically rechecks for safe content.

6. Yahooligans
Operated by Yahoo, Yahooligans is not only a safe search engine; it is also an entertainment-filled website, with features on games, movies, music, jokes
and more. Furthermore, it takes care of the kid’s learning too. The STUDYZONE section provides fun and easy learning through interesting and meaningful video clips, jokes and quizzes, making learning fun for the kids.

7. Kid Rex
KidRex is a free and simple way to keep kids away from finding sites with inappropriate content. The overall interface of KidRex is really kid friendly.
Everything is drawn in cartoons and there is a big colorful dinosaur that is exciting but also appropriate.

8. Kids Click
KidsClick! is a site directory and search engine created and maintained by librarians, cataloguing resources that provide objective, age-appropriate information so kids can understand these topics when they come up in the news.

9. IPL2 for Kids
PL2 for Kids is a section of the huge Internet Public Library experimental resource, which is created and maintained by professors and students at library and
information science programs. The site is organized by subject which allow kids to browse through with ease. It also includes an “Ask an IPL2 Librarian” tab which enables kids to ask librarians online for help directly.

10. Kidz Search
KidzSearch provides Google “strict” search results and is not dependent on any computer, cookie or browser settings. Further, it has a “banned keyword”system which will not return results if the banned keyword is detected. This adds further protection to the Google SafeSearch engine which KidzSearch relies on.

Thank you to Media Literacy Council for the above list: