In this modern day, it is not really a big surprise for kids to play around their gadgets and discover Google. 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. 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.
However, there are instances to which kids may take a wrong turn when using Google and end up visiting the dark side of the internet to which they should not be in the first place. Some kids might stumble innocently on inappropriate contents while others are intentionally seeking it. 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. For this, parents are now able to implement these features and reduce the possibilities of finding useless websites by their kids. Let us take a good look at some of the parental controls that Google has which can be enabled to protect the curious minds of your children.
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. 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. From Google’s Search Settings preference section, put a check inside the box saying “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. 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.