Need a great Search Engine for Kids? GTecheek has compiled a list of the top 5 Search Engine for Kids on the World Wide Web such as Kiddle and Kidy.
Search Engines are the webs gateway to world wide web of information. Google has been the worlds top search engine in terms of usage and efficiency, the website receives a whopping 3.5 billion search per day.
Google and other major search engines are tailored for a wide audience. This wide Audience provides a few issues for kids such as Oddly targeted Advertising, Business Content and Odd or Inappropriate (Adult content) Results.
Google and other search engines do their best to filter search results. A child-specific search engine is your best option to ensure the security and protect of your child.
The following is a quick list of search engine for kids which will help your children whenever they need to use a search engine.
Before we go into the one that actually made our list. below are some entries we decided not to add individually to our top 5 but instead bundle into our honourable mentions section.
- JRSurfer – an entirely free kid-friendly browser that simple to use and offers advanced web filtering and ad blocking features.
- Google Scholars – a search engine limited to scholarly works and can help your child find credible information and citable material.
- KidsClick! – This site is not an Internet filter — it doesn’t block inappropriate sites or prevent any user from typing in inappropriate search terms or URLs. KidsClick! focuses on a catalogue of resources that provide age-appropriate information on a range of topics, so kids can browse by topic or use a search engine to access.
Kidrex is yet another search engine for kids, however, presenting Ads and not having an SSL certificate(HTTPS) as most of the entrants on this list.
I would hold out on using this site based on the aforementioned security issues and Ads if that is not something you want your child interfacing with.
KidzSearch uses Googles SafeSearch™ to provide safe, profanity-free and adult content free search results for kids.
It achieves this feat via a list of curse words, profanities, and sexually explicit words combine with a list of adult websites. These combined are used to halt search’s if entries on this list are entered in the search box.
The platform also uses a unique algorithm which detects secret cloaking methods such as ‘leet.’ Example “1” is “i” and “5” can be utilized as an “s”.
The website isn’t just a search engine but a portal of information for kids, hosting Education News, Educational Games, A Message Board and an encyclopedia of over 20,000 articles.
Yet another Search Engine for Kids, Kid’s Search is not to be confused with the previous entry on this list. Like the previous entrant, Kid’s search is not just an Ad-Free search engine but a web portal for educational resources.
The Search Engine has a Kid-Friendly Peer reviewed directory of appropriate content, usefulness and fun.The search engine is a great resource for kids from kindergarten through to Elementary school.
Powered by Google, Kiddle is a Children love colourful and visually appealing books, food and more. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that they would want this same need for Visuals to be met by a search engine.
Kiddle search results are highly curated by editors who select safe and relevant sites for kids. Kiddle has the customary keyword and site blocking which comes with most of the entrants on this list.
Kidy is the Ultimate Search Engine for Kids and by far the best per technical design and UI. The search engine is unique in that it does it in a more intelligent manner using the Power of Artificial Intelligence.
Kidy filters the world of spams, advertisements, business sites, stocks etc. Kidy opts out all non-interesting web pages for your kids.
Kidy goes beyond a Safe Search Filter and Educates its target audience. An example, if you search for “How to Smoke Weed?”. You would be presented with an alert/warning such as “Please stay away from drugs. For your safety, we have removed all drug-related content in the search results” and educative results.
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