Parents' Guide to

Quintura for Kids

By Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Unique search engine provides safe but inconsistent results.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Give it up parents.

Alright; to all you parents out there trying to find a safe browser for kids: don't even bother. I will say this site works though (a little too well. I put it through my innapropriate meaning search test and it passed.) what I mean by too well is that next to nothing comes up for anything (I searched Lego. Just that word and nothing else; nothing came up.) just use google and explain to kids or tell them not to click on some things that might come up. If that's not safe enough check up on them or spend some time on the web with them. Use Parental controls if needed. Either way just give up this search and take my suggestions; these sites will either block anything remotely useful and entertaining or not block enough too be what they claim.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The dynamic tag cloud is an intuitive and potentially powerful tool most kids will love playing with. It often worked beautifully for me, letting me drill down to just the right nugget of information with a few sweeps of my mouse. However, just as often it produced strange word pairings or dead ends. For instance, when I typed in "stem cell research" and hovered the mouse over "society" I got nothing. Typing these same words into Ask for Kids or Yahoo Kids gave me dozens of sites that might help me write a paper. Content in general seems limited. Some common topics like the "Bronte sisters" produced no results. Similarly, it's hard to get basic information out of Quintura that other sites excel at, such as converting miles to feet. Quintura deserves credit for its mind-expanding search technology and serving up loads of safe content on popular topics like music and TV, but other search engines are more practical.

Website Details

  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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