Parents' Guide to


By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Browser emphasizes safe searches, doesn't filter content.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 18+

U want ad's; go ahead and install this App!!

Dont use! Nothing but ADvertisement! Got rid of it and took me weeks to get rid of the ad's! I was sold or trader everywhere!
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 on a browser with a history for the ultimate safety and protection. Switch to it right now because peace of mind is priceless!

Is It Any Good?

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In a world where "google" is a verb and is listed in the dictionary, other search engines don't get much attention. But DuckDuckGo is gaining popularity as people become more aware of privacy concerns related to Internet searches. It seems to work just as well as Google, albeit without many bells and whistles. It no longer seems paranoid to be concerned about privacy issues, and, as the online climate changes, it's nice to have another option for searching the Web. However, its cute interface may lead some parents to erroneously think it's a kid-friendly browser. Although DuckDuckGo is safer than other search engines, it does not protect or prevent kids from going to any website they desire.

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