KidZui

Website review by
Susan Yudt, Common Sense Media
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Kids' browser features safe, prescreened sites.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 17 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

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
Language
Consumerism

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

What 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.)

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bykmommy04 November 18, 2014
Parent of a 5, 6, 7, and 11-year-old Written byAnEpicGuy December 5, 2012

Great kids browser

I use this browser with my kids. It is AMAZING. Thank you, KidZui Team.
Kid, 10 years old September 14, 2012

I loved this when I was younger!

I loved this when I was about 5. I now use normal internet browsers, but this is still very good for kids. I recommend the paid subscription, it's pretty c... Continue reading
Kid, 8 years old August 21, 2012

Okay...

I started using it when I was in Kindergarten, It's great! My sister uses it but now we're used to the plain old internet because there's things... Continue reading

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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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