The new “child friendly” search engine called Kiddle are causing concern among parents. News agencies have been heavily promoting the website called Kiddle.co, knowing that it is a spin-off from the official Google search engine.
However it is feared that kids could be accessing explicit content. Parents welcomed Kiddle when it was launched and the website does filter a number of explicit content but not all.
Some Twitter users have their own unfortunate discoveries while using the Kiddle site.
How is Kiddle designed specifically for kids?
1. Safe search:sites appearing in Kiddle is filtered and excludes sites with explicit or deceptive content.
2. Kids-oriented results:Safe sites and pages written specifically for kids. Handpicked and checked by Kiddle editors.
3. Big thumbnails: most Kiddle search results are illustrated with big thumbnails, which makes it easier to scan the results, differentiate between them, and click the most appropriate results to your query.
4. Large Arial font: in Kiddle search results provides better readability for kids.
5. Privacy: Kiddle doesn’t collect any personally identifiable information, and their logs are deleted every 24 hours.
I still think Kiddle is a better alternative for your kids than using the google search engine.
When entering the word boobs, it gets blocked. The same with other words like butt, sex, porn etc.
What was your experience with Kiddle so far?
Note: Kiddle is powered by Google Safe Search but is not affiliated with Google Inc.