Published On: Sat, Feb 27th, 2016

What if Google is not providing safe search to your kids


Although Google responds it all, the fear of erroneous internet revelation has always drifted around you when your child is surfing for his school project. But now you can be relaxed. Here is a Google’s much-awaited search engine Kiddle and experts suggest it.

Smriti Sawhney, Clinical psychologist, ePsyclinic, tells that “I’m a mother of two kids and my elder one, 7, is rather a rapacious reader. We were on Kiddle yester-night and frankly, I truly liked it because it is very safe. We tried ‘googling’ the similar keywords on Google and on Kiddle. The consequences on Kiddle illustrate stuff just related to kids,”

thus, if you look for the word ‘Apple’, the initial finding Google would provide would be regarding the company Apple. But the findings from Kiddle will just be associated with rhymes and research appropriate for a kid. Still if it takes up news on Apple, the company, it will merely be pertaining to what the company is working with kids as their viewers.

The initial 3 findings on Kiddle will just illustrate pages written particularly for children; select and confirm by Kiddle editors. It has a child-friendly pattern with a planet and a character, to respond it the entire for your child. Your child can search pictures, news and videos which are the entire modified as ‘safe-search’. Kiddle moreover asserts that they do not gather any individually special detail and do not need any registration to employ the search service, therefore, you can remain certain that the private detail of your kid will not be accessible on the web.

Rahul Ghosh, who is a Professor & Director GS Coaching, states that “Though it is beneficial to schools and institutions to commence Kiddle but the disadvantage is psychological since no child would desire to be called a kid beyond a certain cognitive age,”
Dr Sawhney further tells that “Kids aged between 8-10 will generally be employing Kiddle. This also depends much on the type of background and the type of disclosure the kid has got. If you channelize the energies of your kid in a productive way so that the kid is not exposed to mass media a lot, they would be happy with Kiddle.”

Alesia Raut, who is a working mother, tells that “Kiddle is good news to all parents but I would insist that every parent should have productive communication with their children at all times. One should cross the line of being an overprotective parent,”

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.