Parent reviews for SweetSearch

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Student search engine gives kids credible, relevant results.
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age 18+
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age 5+
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Adult Written byDean T. February 19, 2018

sweetsearch leads kids to porn, sugar daddy "dating" sites, and other graphic, adult material

Sweetsearch is often mistaken by teachers and school librarians as an appropriate search tool for young kids, even as young as elementary school. It is poorly filtered and contains a great deal of very graphic material including sponsor ads to porn sites, sugar daddy, escort "dating" sites and other grossly inappropriate content. Sweetsearch is a dangerous sham.

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Adult Written bySheep-dog October 20, 2018

Programming your children when you're not paying attention.

I was hoping that the other reviewer was just a bitter person leaving a mean review. Alas, the rabbit hole appears to go even deeper. I actually searched for 'sugar daddy'. I got a list of NEWS articles linking to various sugar daddy websites aimed at college girls. Of course, we all know that any teenage girl so inclined could create a fake profile and get herself in trouble. Strike 1. Then I searched for 'State of Palestine'. Knowing full well that one of the current goals of the establishment is to legitimize Palestines utterly ludicrous claims at statehood (Remember the P.L.O.?? The terrorist organization? That's your 'State' of Palestine). The first link returned is an article about poor children in the 'State of Palestine', followed by a slew of links providing fake 'evidence' for the legitimacy of the state. Mind blowing. Not only is this website providing inherently FALSE information, it's also dangerous, it's propaganda. The way it is organized leads me to believe that it's not a search at all. It's an organized list, intentionally programmed to make your children feel a certain way. It's doing precisely the same thing that Facebook does when they try to pick and choose what posts you see in order to manipulate your mood. The word insidious comes to mind. Wikipedia is slowly being taken over and filled with false information to provide 'evidence' for establishment talking points. This website would be a valuable resource if it was an actual academic resource. However, I believe that it is no such thing, and is levels more dangerous than baseless disinformation, and is targeted to program your children to think the way that they want them to think. Avoid at all costs. Public Service Announcement: I am obliged to warn all parents to avoid YouTube (for your kids sakes) at all costs. Search the internet (I advise duckduckgo.com for honest search results even if they're not 100% kid safe, yet) for the term Elsagate. Then search YouTube for Elsagate. #Elsagate WARNING: do NOT watch anything that you can't un-see! Your stomach will twist up in knots, you might want to have a barf bucket near by. For the love of God, don't leave YouTube running on a loop with this that your kids might see!!

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Violence & scariness
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