Sunday 23 July, 2017

Google launches search engine for kids

Kiddle, a kid-friendly search engine acquired by Google, promises to direct your children to sites that not have deceptive or explicit content. 

According to Tech Tines, once a child enters a query into the search bar, Kiddle will pull up a list of related links. The first one to three results will include safe sites and pages that are written specifically for kids that are handpicked and checked by the editors.

The next four to seven results will feature sites that include content that is written in simple language so that young children are able to comprehend what they are researching. These too are handpicked and checked by the editors.

Results eight and onward include sites written for adults that are still filtered by Google safe search but are a bit harder for children to comprehend. 

The site, which features a robotic alien in an outer space theme, also promises to deliver content that your child could easily understand. 

The about section of Kiddle says that 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," the site says.

Kiddle also has large Arial font to provide better readability and does not collect personally identifiable information as logs are deleted every 24 hours.