Kiddle, a safe visual search engine for kids

This year’s Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations will take place on Tuesday, 6th February 2018. The 2018 theme, “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you” is a call to action for every stakeholder to play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, in particular the youngest users out there. 

We share with you Kiddle as a safe visual search engine for kids powered by Google, offering safe kids web, image, and video search. We have previously covered an article on the use of  Youtube Kids.

When our children use the Internet to search for images for projects or anything related to school work, please encourage them to use Kiddle instead of Google.

Kiddle is a child-specific researcher supported by Google, which prevents the appearance of things that are not suitable for them.

Make Kiddle part of your default page on your laptop or PC.

Here is some more information about Kiddle taken from their website.

  1. Safe search: sites appearing in Kiddle search results satisfy family friendly requirements, as we filter sites with explicit or deceptive content. Please read more on kids safe search on Kiddle here.
  2. Kids-oriented results: the boxes below illustrate how Kiddle returns results for each query (in the order shown):
Safe sites and pages written specifically for kids. Handpicked and checked by Kiddle editors.
Typically, results 1-3.
Safe, trusted sites that are not written specifically for kids, but have content written in a simple way, easy for kids to understand. Handpicked and checked by Kiddle editors.
Typically, results 4-7.
Safe, famous sites that are written for adults, providing expert content, but are harder for kids to understand. Filtered by Google safe search.
Typically, results 8 onwards.
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. Thumbnails serve as visual clues and are especially beneficial to kids as they don’t read as fast as adults.

 

4. Large Arial font in Kiddle search results provides better readability for kids.

5. Privacy: Kiddle don’t collect any personally identifiable information, and their logs are deleted every 24 hours. Please read their full privacy statement here.

 

Why does Kiddle use a .co instead of a .com domain?: In Kiddle’s case “co” stands for “children only” – their focus and vision for Kiddle.

 Kiddle is powered by Google Safe Search but is not affiliated with Google Inc. We hope you find this article useful for safe internet day.