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About Safe Search for Kids, powered by Google*

Safe Search Kids is a custom search engine using Google’s SafeSearch features with additional filtering to block more potentially harmful material. Our search filtering tool provides a way for kids at home and in schools to research the internet more safely thanks to strict filtered results on any and every computer.

Bookmark these Safe Search Tools for easy access to filtered search online:

We also provide additional tools, including Safe Game Search and Safe YouTube Videos.

*SafeSearch is a filtering service powered by Google. Safe Search Kids is not Google. We are not directly endorsed by them. Our affiliation with Google is strictly as a third party participating in their Custom Search Engine program (CSE)*. This allows us to provide search tools for kids with added filtering for a higher level of online safety. That said, it’s important to know how to activate safe search on Google from within any browser for those times your kids may not be using this website.

Google Safe SearchFor Safe Online Research – Bookmark Wikipedia for Kids
Wiki for Kids is a filtered Wikipedia resource that provides articles in Simple English. It is similar Wikipedia’s Simple Edition with the added benefit that our site filters and removes content that is not appropriate for children and teens.

Google SafeSearch settings will need to be changed within any browser you are using if you are not using our Google Safe website. Some countries do not allow you to change your SafeSearch settings, as the default is set to strict filtering – however, Google SafeSearch on does not provide the added custom filtering found on Safe Search Kids.

When not using this our search box (and if these settings are allowed within your country) you can control your search results on through the Google Preferences page.

How to Ensure Google SafeSearch filtering is ON within any Browser:

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The image to the left shows the option available on after a search is conducted.

1. Conduct a search for any term.
2. Select “Search settings” by clicking the gear icon in the top right corner of Google’s search results page.
3. You will then see the option to turn on safe search and save your settings. (see image below)

IMPORTANT: SafeSearch is automatically activated using Safe Search Kids, but we feel it’s important to do this on as well in the event kids leave our site to search Google.  SafeSearch from will not be as safe as using our website. 

For the ultimate in filtering, read more about Parental Control Software.
Screen Shot of How to Turn on Safe Filtering Settingsturn on safe search
After you have saved your selection, safe search is now implemented within your current browser when using As easily as SafeSearch was turned on, it can be turned off. See the video below to Lock SafeSearch using your Google account. This will prevent anyone from turning the strict filtering feature off.

With that said, the easy way to activate Google for Kids with safe search is to bookmark this website for kids at home and in school. Safe Search is always ON via the search box on the top of any page on this website. Our kids logo appears on the top of every search results page, so you know it’s working. Try Google for Kids Here!

Internet Safety to Help Protect Google Kids Online

– Do not allow computers or laptops in the room of kids or teens. Computer should be in an open area of the home.

– Do not allow computer use when supervising adults are not at home. Restrict the use of computers at night after supervising adults have gone to bed.

– Restrict the use of smart phones and tablets to open areas of the home. If an agreement between the child and parent has been made about the use of these devices in their bedrooms, implement strict guidelines about keeping the door open and restrict use after parents have gone to bed.

– Educate yourself on social media safety, including posting pictures online. Read our articles geared toward both parents and for teens.

– Keep the lines of communication open at all times to discuss the various aspects of internet safety and the use of Google for kids. Be open to learn and work together on agreed upon guidelines.

– Use our safe search tools: Google SafeSearch and Safe Image Search.

Locking Google SafeSearch – How To and Why

To lock safe search, you will need a Google account. Simply use your gmail address. The video below shows you how to lock Google Kids with safe search on your computer. Locking Google SafeSearch via this method will prevent users, such as kids and teens, from deactivating safe search filtering while using Google’s main search page at You do not need to do any of these steps to lock safe search on our website. It’s is automatically active within our search tools at

Lock Google SafeSearch Instantly: Use Our Home Page

How Google SafeSearch for Kids Works

As we stated above, you can set Google safe search on any browser. However, there are more steps involved. Manual implementation of safe filtering means that you should also lock the feature using a Google account if you do not want it turned off. There is also a risk of Google search filtering inadvertently being turned off by accident. If you have a classroom of students or a number of computers in your home, you will need to lock safe search on every computer individually, as well as on every browser that may be accessed by each individual user.

The solution to easy activation of safe search is to use our Google filtering tool on Safe Search Kids. SafeSearch is locked for every search term and there is no way to turn it off. You may be thinking – “Can’t kids just go to and search from their site”?  It’s true, but we are not proposing Google Search for Kids as a replacement for computer software with parental controls on your computer. For that, you will need to consider internet filtering software.

This site is to be used in conjunction with common sense supervision of kids. The younger the child, the more safe guards you will want to put in place to protect them against harmful material online. The older they get, the more responsibility you will entrust to them within reason.

Regardless of the age, parents and educators providing resources for safe search in schools agree there should always be some form of strict safe guards in place. Internet safety is also about building values for healthy life long behavior online within a secure learning environment.

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Internet Safety Strategies: Here are are few of our articles that deal with internet safety for everyone concerned, including kids themselves, parents and teachers:


Internet Filtering Software vs Google SafeSearch

Safe Search for Kids, as featured on this site, can only go so far in blocking content. It is a great tool when you make this site your homepage when searching Google, especially in school setting with multiple computers.

For additional safety, consider internet filtering software with parental controls to block specific content and teach accountability.

Together, we can work towards a more safe and secure online environment for our kids using Google safe resources and common sense values.

In Summary – recapping the information shared on this page:

1. Our Google Kids website is an easy to implement tool to deliver safe search results from Google. Bookmark our Home page and SafeSearch Resource Links

2. It’s also important to learn how to activate safe search from within any browser, as well as exploring methods to lock it using your Google account.

3. For the utmost online safety for kids, consider the use of Parental Control Software to limit access to the internet altogether, as well as restrict usage.  Learn More!

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This website is not endorsed by, nor is it directly affiliated with Google. We provide search results with safe search activated in accordance with Google Custom Search Engine (CSE) polices.