Google Safe Search


Set up Google Safe Search to add a layer of protection between your kids and content that’s not age appropriate.

Google Search is not built for kids researching school projects. It’s built for everyone, looking for everything! Follow the steps below to set up SafeSearch and Instant prediction filters for Google.

Google Safe Search Settings

  1. Go to: http://www.google.com/preferences
  2. Under “SafeSearch filters” click “filter explicit results”. If you want to lock these settings, click on the “Lock SafeSearch” link (FYI you must have a Gmail account to lock SafeSearch. It’s worth signing up for an account even if you never use it.)
  3. Under “Google instant predictions” click the “never show instant results” radio button. Instant predictions pre-populate the search box with other popular searches that may be inappropriate, or not what your child is actually looking for. See an example >
  4. Be sure to hit “Save” after you make your changes.

About Jen Gordon

Hi this is Jen. I'm a designer, writer and momma who wants her kids to enjoy the most high-quality awesomeness the web has to offer, and keep the scary stuff at bay. I keep this site updated for other people who are after the same thing. :)

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