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Sunday, August 04, 2013

Making GOOGLE search safe for Kids : Two steps

1.    Invariably in most of the homes barring few...the desktop or the laptop is shared by all...including your enthu and school going kid.Today Google has become part of our lives...be it office or home or school lessons..it is always there.But at times it may become embarrassing when some inappropriate content is shown in presence of your kid while searching for something that your search may not be connected with at all.At these times there are basically two steps to more safe surfing.Google has given this in settings, but by default they are off.Though Google does not promise that after configuring in the way presented below,the content flashed is guaranteed to be safe but yess...it will be much filtered and safer...

First Google search configure :

Goto http://www.google.com/preferences

and check the option to Turn on SafeSearch to filter sexually explicit content from your search results as shown in the screen shot below :

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE

Second step is to configure your youtube settings.


and move to the bottom of the screen and check the option to Turn on safety mode to hide videos that may contain inappropriate content flagged by users and other signals.

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE

Zoomed portion shown below :

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE

A video screen cast of both the settings shown below vide youtube :


DON'T FORGET TO CLICK THE SAVE OPTION AFTER CHECKING THE OPTION



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