How is it Safe ?
sites appearing in Kiddle search results satisfy family friendly requirements, as we filter sites with explicit or deceptive content.
It’s USP is in Kids-oriented results:
Safe sites and pages written specifically for kids. Handpicked and checked by Kiddle editors.
Since Kiddle results are either handpicked and checked by our editors or filtered by Google safe search, you know you get kid-oriented results without any explicit content. In case some bad words are present in a search query, our guard robot will block the search.
2) Big thumbnails: most Kiddle search results are illustrated with big thumbnails, which makes it easier to scan the results, differentiate between them, and click the most appropriate results to your query. Thumbnails serve as visual clues and are especially beneficial to kids as they don’t read as fast as adults.
3) Large Arial font in Kiddle search results provides better readability for kids.
4) Privacy: The engine does not collect any personally identifiable information, and the logs are deleted every 24 hours.
Not So Good
There is still a lot of terms apart from some bad terms that you can’t find on Kiddle. It all boils down to their filters and I guess if a site is submitted to them or not. They Kiddle team needs to gear up and fast, as the news of the search engine spreads and people return with not getting what they were searching for, it might just fall back on them. But of they do get their act right quickly, this will be a boon for parents and student.
When I stumbled on Kiddle by chance I realised there were other kid-safe search engines also available.
Are these good or is Kiddle better? Only more usage will tell. But as of now I am in a safe zone and while there is much work left, we are at least stepping in the right direction.
Nidhi Arora says
This is awesome. Children are exposed to so much at this age through the Internet. I feel this is really a boon for the parent.
Sneha Rane says
It’s great that Google has come up with this initiative. I think a search tool like this was really needed for kids. So much inappropriate data is out there and needs to be filtered before it reaches innocent kids.
Wow being a mom Of 4 yes old I may just be looking for this in an year or two I guess. Very informative and educative for a mom like me. Thank you
This is an excellent idea. I have a year and a half boy so I had not thought that far yet about it. But I knew that for youtube has an app that makes it safe and easier for kids to navigate, so this is a very logical thing for google to do. I am glad!
Swayam Tiwari says
Trust google to do something better than what it is doing already.Delighted to read on Kiddle.
Kiddle search engine is superb.. it is safe and provides useful information .I haven’t heard it before but I must say this is going to be the best tool for parents now. No need to worry for your kids.
Factory Direct Playground says
Kiddle search engine is a good try by google. Just now i have visited this one. This one doesn’t display don’t displays more website in it. Wikipedia is the only website which is repeated here.
Just to be clear, this is not a Google product. Anyone can build a custom search that uses google search results. As you noted, there are other tools that have used the same approach over the years. They all do an ok-ish job of returning mostly kid-friendly results. But Kiddle serves up tons of advertising too. In my mind, it’s mostly an ad revenue generating product, not that there’s anything wrong with making money! I have ads on my own website. 🙂 But if I’m going to use a tool like this with kids, I’d pick Kidrex, no ads. Better yet, check with your school and public libraries and find out what research resources they have for kids. Sweetsearch.com is another great research tool, for middle and high school.
Prerna Sinha says
Thanks for more insight on the product. I have already mentioned that it is a google powered search engine in my post and so are others. I stumbled on it and I think it’s a great product for my kids, as I would want them to safe browse the internet. I hope they do well :).
Great post. My kids use http://www.kids-search.com . Another custom Google powered search engine.
Prerna Sinha says
That sounds like a cool option too.
Anant Khurana says
kindle search engine is great