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All about Google Safe Search – Must read to understand and implement it

The one who use Internet must know what Google is but it may happen that he or she does not know about Google safe search. Many of the internet users who use Google to search text, videos, music, etc. do not know what Google safesearch is. Many parents search Google to find tools that can help them block porn websites to appear in the search result to keep their kids far away from such mind-destroying websites.

Google has resolved this problem of those worried parents by providing Google safe search for kids. Google safe search is a filter, which if set to strict, blocks the websites containing sexual content, images, and videos. Yes, now parents can keep their kids away from sexual contents, images, and videos that appear in the search results.

And the best news it Google does not charge for this. However, some settings need to be done to activate Google safesearch filter. Listed below are the steps that will help you to activate Google safe search for kids:

  1. Open www.google.com
  2. Click the Search Settings link, which is available at the top right corner of the Google.com.
  3. Access the SafeSearch Filtering area and select one of the following options:

    Use strict filtering (Filter both explicit text and explicit images)

    Use moderate filtering (Filter explicit images only – default behavior)

    Do not filter my search results

  4. After selecting the required option, click the Save Preferences button at the bottom of the page.

Now, websites with sexual content and images will not appear in the search result. Wait! This is not all done. There is many more to learn about this filter. Executing the above steps will help you to block porn sites that appear in Google search until someone does not turn off Google safe search. If the Google safe search is turned off then such sites may appear in the result.

Being a parent, you do not want your kid to deactivate Google safe search. Am I right? Yes, I am. Today, kids are very advanced. They can easily search an answer to the question how to turn off Google safe search. But, being a parent you have to be smarter by executing the following steps to apply a password to the Google safe search filter. Once the password is applied, no one will be able to turn off Google safe search:

  1. Open www.google.com
  2. Click the Search Settings link, which is available at the top right corner of the Google.com.
  3. Click the Lock Safe Search link. You are prompted to log into your Google account.
  4. Log in to continue.
  5. Click the Lock Safe Search button to restrict any one to turn off Google Safe Search.

Within few moments, you will see the “SafeSearch is locked across all Google domains” message. Now, only you can change the Google safe search settings for the browser on which you have activated Google safe search.

Note: You have to configure safe search on all web browsers installed on your computer to keep your kid completely away from the websites serving sexual content and images. Steps to be followed on all web browsers are same.

Deepak Gupta

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