DuckDuckGo

Website review by Polly Conway, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Browser emphasizes safe searches, doesn't filter content.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 9 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Safer than google!

I don't usually have good things to say about apps due to privacy issues, etc... but duckduckgo is by far the safest search engine you can use. It does not track you online and it eliminates targeted ads. You'll find exactly what you search for instead of what google and the scammers want you to see. Be aware that using the app prevents parents from watching their kids because it doesn't leave a trace of their browsing history or cookies. Instead, you can use safe.duckduckgo.com/?q=%s on a browser with a history for the ultimate safety and protection. Switch to it right now because peace of mind is priceless!
age 18+

Tracking

It states the website doesn’t track. I looked at a family vacation destination on the website and started getting ads for the destination. It’s not a coincidence.

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