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Adult Written byDrDreVEVO April 2, 2011

It's just a serach engine

It is Just a search engine, kids use it all the time and it is apprpritae for ages:6-older beacause it is like bing yahoo, or msn so let your kids go on any search eingene they want.
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Parent of a 17 year old Written byJohn Ms........... March 16, 2011

Perfect for older kids, but not for tweens

I love it .And user can choice if he or she make part a group.
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Parent of a 6 year old Written byebaysolutions May 25, 2009

Great site

I wish I had this resource back in high school and college writing papers. So tedious it was spending money on copy machines, micro fiche, going to the library, buying cliff notes, etc....really helps expedite the process. Amazon tries to compete with their resources and reviews on books. the eBay great solution dot com will help with free reviews, resources, tips.
Teen, 15 years old Written bySkyrock5 February 26, 2011

Interesting and informative

Google scholar is one of the best sites to use when it comes to research. The advanced search is great, it really narrows things down, but the site isnt for everday research, its more for articles and papers that you may find in libraries. Its one of the best sites Ive been on for a long time.
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Adult Written byjorgeal95 February 23, 2011

Hard to use

Not for me. I didn't understand this site at all.
Kid, 11 years old January 16, 2010

perfect for 8+

I think that it doesn't really mater about the age it maters about how much you trust your kids. Google doesn't block any language, or inappropritate user content, or sexual behavior.
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Kid, 10 years old January 9, 2010

No Way!

Google is an inappropriate searcher. There is so many bad and insecure pictures! If found a pic that had so many bad words! And really it's iffy for my age. When it comes to Google you have to watch out.
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Teen, 15 years old Written byAshoo19 March 13, 2010
Teen, 14 years old Written bycheedarcheez December 4, 2009

its ok

google can be good but watch what your kis or teens are looking up
Kid, 11 years old November 23, 2009
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Teen, 15 years old Written byRyukGodOfDeath November 11, 2009

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yeah it doesnt block rude things, expecially google vids and google pics. But google still is awsome.make sure ur kids are responsible!
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Kid, 10 years old November 2, 2009

Everyone can google!

Google is the biggest search engine and anyone can use it. No concerns, no ads, no bad language, no drugs, no violence. The highlight is that it's great for work and school.
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Kid, 12 years old October 22, 2009

Great resource

Great for writing papers! VERY INFORMATIONAL! Reccomended, very few issues! and once again, great!
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Kid, 12 years old September 8, 2009
Google is fine if you are responsible.
Kid, 11 years old July 22, 2009

Do you trust your kids or not?

If you trust that your chilsd will not google innapropriat things then by all means allow them to use google. If not, then no! This has nothing to do with your childs age, it has to do with how much that you trust your child. If you say to a 7 year old, "When you're 12 you can go on Google." That makes no sense because there are many 7 year olds that can handle the responsibility of Google, and many 12 year olds that can't. So, just ask yourself, do you trust your kid.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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Great messages
Safety and privacy concerns