Nowadays, it is actually not a surprise for kids to find out more about Google since we’re now living in the digital world. Besides, they surely see you using it when searching for something or simply browsing. And given that they are kids, it makes them curious and check out the page themselves. As soon as they know how to use it, they’ll be Googling everything that they could find from games, answer for their homework, watching funny and interesting videos and a lot more.
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. Few kids just accidentally reach inappropriate websites while there are some who search for it intentionally. 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.
But don’t fret because Google is a powerful search engine and it integrated various parental control features. With this, parents can implement it to reduce the odds of useless websites that their kids might found out. So before we start enabling the parental controls that will safeguard your kid’s mind from these undesired websites, let’s look closer on what it is.
In filtering search results, Google SafeSEarch is one of the most powerful parental control that Google has offered in filtering search results. The explicit contents are filtered by SafeSearch so they won’t reach the results page. The primary purpose of this function is to prevent sexually explicit material both videos and images as well as violent content coming up.
As a matter of fact, activating SafeSearch is fairly easy, you only have to do two things.
Step number 1. After going to preference section of Google’s Search Settings, find the “Filter explicit results” and put a check in the box.
Step number 2. To lock the setting and stop your child from turning it back on, click the link saying “Lock SafeSearch”. 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. At the same time, if each of you has their own profile on the computer, then you have to do the same process manually on each of that profile. Just be sure that cookies are enabled.