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 who they are, they become curious and visit the site and explore it as well. 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.
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. 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. By learning about this, parents will be able to activate it and finally lower the chances of their kids to be on these useless sites. 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.
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. 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. As you go to Google’s Search Settings preference section, put a check within the box that says “Filter explicit results”.
Step number 2. In locking the setting and stopping your child from turning it on again, go to the link that says “Lock SafeSearch”. If you’re not logged in with your Google account, you have to first to be able to lock it, otherwise, you wouldn’t. 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.