Safe Image Search for Kids
Our safe image resource is now featured along with our other search tools for easy access on the top of any page of our website. Simply click the SAFE IMAGES tab above to search for an image.
There are a few websites that provide relatively safe images using custom search tools. However, not all sites also filter the website content associated with the images being rendered and therefore are not necessarily safe for kids.
We have partnered with ‘Kidz Search’ to deliver safe images from a variety of safe websites, many of which are educational in nature.
Not only are all images properly screened to ensure only appropriate images appear, the nature of the websites are also filtered to prevent users from landing on a site that may contain harmful material – even if the image that brought them to the site is innocent.
The overall content of the website where images are hosted is an important consideration when pulling safe images into search results.
A website may feature a cute picture of a dog. The image may be labeled properly as a dog, but the website owner may not be concerned with online safety. So when a child clicks through to see the larger picture on the website hosting the image, they may be exposed to content or other images that are not suitable for younger eyes.
Another reason why it is important to filter website content is that pictures or graphics may be labeled in a way that do not fully disclose the nature of the image. An image may be labeled backyard-dog.png, but it turns out to be a picture of a backyard party scene with alcohol that just happens to have a dog playing in it.
In a nutshell, while our safe image search tool filters the image title, we also work diligently to ensure the website content hosting the image is safe for kids.
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About Download Images
There are a few questions you should ask yourself when downloading an image.
- Who owns the image and what are the limitations of use?
- Am I using it for my own personal enjoyment?
- Will I be publishing in some form? (Such as a blog, a school paper or a poster in my school).
Just as you want to site references to other people’s work in your writing, you should also give credit to the creator of the image. Most questions related to the use of images can be answered by reviewing the Copyright Notice or Terms of Conditions on the website where you found the image.
Assuming that most kids are going to use images for their own personal reasons, it is still a good idea to educate yourself on basic copyright rules and regulations.