SafeSearch is a Google feature that surprisingly, many people don't know about. It was designed to filter and exclude adult websites from Google Search results.
We decided to perform some tests to try and find adult sites or images while having strict SafeSearch activated. From the tests we performed, we came to the conclusion that it does a fairly good job at filtering adult material. Google do state that no filter is 100% accurate, and they provide an online form to submit any websites that may get past their filter. You can contact Google directly and report a webpage at the official Google Report page.
How to turn on Google SafeSearch feature
1. Visit the Google Search Settings page at http://www.google.com/preferences.
2. In the "SafeSearch filters" section, check the "Filter explicit results" box.
3. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.
Kids Safe Search Engines
Safe Search Engines utilize Google's SafeSearch feature as the default search preference. As an added bonus, there are some websites that maintain their own database of blacklisted websites, key phrases and keywords to additionally block adult material. For example, a search for 'lingerie' in Google, with SafeSearch activated brings back many results. To make matters worse, clicking the images tab, shows images that you may not want your children to view. However, when searching for 'lingerie' in one of the below Websites, the results are excellent. Throughout our testing, we could not find anything that could be potentially harmful to children.
Keep children safe online
Here are some general suggestions for how to keep children safe online.