Kid-Safe Browsers and Search Sites

Want to let your kid do some online research for homework and projects but you're worried (understandably!) about what they might find? This list of safe search sites for kids lets young surfers investigate topics they're interested in while protecting them from the stuff they're not ready to see. It's also a good idea to teach your kids about safe, responsible online behavior and digital citizenship. For even more reliable resources for tough assignments, check out these homework help sites and reference and research apps.

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App Kids: Videos & Games

age 3+

Safe sandbox puts control in the hands of parents.

Devices: Android (2017)
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KidInfo

age 6+

Organized guide to educational info on the Web.

URL: http://www.kidinfo.com/ (2008)
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Kiddle

age 8+

Kid-friendly search with suitable results, some exceptions.

URL: http://www.kiddle.co/ (2016)
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Zilladog

age 8+

Safe, free browser offers parent-controlled email and games.

URL: http://www.zilladog.com (2008)
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FactMonster

age 9+

Tons of fun info on topics from math to history to sports.

URL: http://www.factmonster.com (2012)
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DuckDuckGo

age 10+

Browser emphasizes safe searches, doesn't filter content.

URL: https://www.duckduckgo.com (2013)
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KidzSearch.com

age 10+

Mostly safe kid-focused search engine packs many ads, flaws.

URL: http://www.kidzsearch.com (2015)
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SweetSearch

age 13+

Student search engine gives kids credible, relevant results.

URL: http://www.sweetsearch.com (2013)
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Google Scholar

age 15+

Google scores with scholarly search engine.

URL: https://scholar.google.com (2009)