Common Sense Media says

Kids' browser features safe, prescreened sites.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Parents may object to how the browser recommends content based on the child's gender (e.g. fashion and dolls for girls, sports for boys). Most of the featured content is related to popular franchises and brands, such as Barbie and Disney.

Violence & scariness

Content depends on the child's age. A 10-year-old, for example, may see the trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (with explosions, fights, etc.) and play games with mild cartoon violence.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Not applicable

There's one ad mixed in with the featured content on the browser, and many of the sites kids can visit have ads.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Mostly private. Kids don't interact with other users. Parents provide an email address when downloading the browser.


Parents can control whether the browser launches when the computer is started, operates in full-screen mode, and requires a password to exit. Parents enter their child's age, which determines the content they can view. They can receive weekly reports on what sites kids have visited.


Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this new version of KidZui doesn't contain any social features -- kids' activities are confined to browsing a network of prescreened sites and playing pre-approved games. KidZui does a good job of screening out sites with sex, violence, and bad language, but parents may wish that the featured sites were more educational and less commercial. (Kids who have a "classic" KidZui account can continue to use that version of the browser.)

Parents say

Kids say

Is it any good?


KidZui's recently launched "K2" browser gives young surfers a good opportunity to get their feet wet exploring the web -- and gives parents the security of knowing that their kids won't stumble across any R-rated music videos or super-violent shoot-'em-up games. The focus on featuring sites with a commercial bent -- from toys to TV shows -- may irk some parents, but kids can get a more educational experience by using the search function to find fun sites about animals, astronomy, or whatever else piques their interest. While the new KidZui's parental controls are not quite as robust as the classic version, the site does a reliable job choosing age-appropriate content.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the advantages of using a kid-friendly browser instead of a regular search engine to find age-appropriate content. What are the benefits of having browsers, search engines, and applications designed just for kids? How can you tell which sites you can trust?

  • Families can also talk about respecting and protecting privacy. Why would parents need to know what sites kids are looking at?

Website details

Pricing structure:Free

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  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
  • OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

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  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Parent of a 9 and 11 year old Written bykatybug2000 December 19, 2009

safe surfing

My kids loved the free website so much had to buy the upgraded version. This is the only way my kids are allowed to surf. Love the reports that tell me what my kids are doing.
Adult Written bymichelelynne April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
Parent of a 4 year old Written byisaiahcalvin January 6, 2010
Really like it and works well with the firefox browser


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