Nowadays, it is actually not a surprise for kids to find out more about Google since we’re now living in the digital world. After all, they probably see it in you when browsing or searching for stuff. Being who they are, they become curious and visit the site and explore it as well. Once they learn how to use it, they will be Googling literally everything that they can find from games, answer for their homework, watching funny and interesting videos and many 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. Regardless of what could have happened, parents are usually left in distance on what they shall do in order to prevent their little ones from searching and finding these bad sites from Google.
Now is not the time to be totally worried because Google knows such case and thus, they have incorporated 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.
Google SafeSearch is actually among the major options for parental controls offered by Google in filtering search results. The explicit contents are filtered by SafeSearch so they won’t reach the results page. It is designed mainly to get rid of 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. As you go to Google’s Search Settings preference section, put a check within the box that says “Filter explicit results”.
Step number 2. To lock the setting and stop your child from turning it back on, click the link saying “Lock SafeSearch”. To ensure that you will be able to get this done on first try, make sure that you are logged in to your Google account because if not, the modifications you made won’t be recognized. On the other hand, you need to do the entire process on each and every browser if you have two or more of it running on the system. Furthermore, if you have different profiles on your computer, you have to do it on that browser as well. Make sure that you also enable the cookies to make this work.