Nowadays, it is actually not a surprise for kids to find out more about Google since we’re now living in the digital world. Furthermore, your kids definitely see you using the search engine when searching. Being a kid they are, it attacks their curiosity and try to visit the site and do what you do. When they start learning its function, expect that they will literally Google everything from games, answer for their homework, watching funny and interesting videos and whatnot.
There are cases to which kids might be taking a wrong turn when using Google and could end up in the dark side of the internet, something that they shouldn’t be in the first place. There are kids on the other hand who might be on inappropriate contents innocently while some kids just wanted to be there. No matter what is the reason for why this happened, parents have got nothing else to do but to think of how they can stop their little ones on searching and visiting these websites from Google.
Well the good news is that, Google is a very powerful search engine that it has integrated several parental control features. With this, parents can implement it to reduce the odds of useless websites that their kids might found out. Let’s look closely at some parental controls that Google has which can be activated to protect your children’s curious minds.
The Google SafeSearch is among the major options for parental controls that Google offered to filter the search results. SafeSearch is helping to filter explicit contents to be shown in the search results. It is primarily designed to eliminate sexually explicit material both videos and images as well as violent content.
As a matter of fact, activating SafeSearch is fairly easy, you only have to do two things.
Step number 1. From Google’s Search Settings preference section, put a check inside the box saying “Filter explicit results”.
Step number 2. Find the link which says “Lock SafeSearch” to be able to lock the setting and prevent it from turning back on by your children. To be able to do this, it is very important that you log in with your Google account first, else you won’t succeed. On the other hand, if you have two or several browsers that run on the system, you must redo the process for every single browser. Furthermore, if you have different profiles on your computer, you have to do it on that browser as well. See to it that you’ve enabled cookies for this to work.