DinoSearch a Kid-friendly/Kid-safe Search Website: Overview

DinoSearch is a child safe search engine, and if you're a parent or guardian, you may have concerns about your kid's internet safety.
Dino Search Logo

Website link: https://www.dinosearch.com/

About Page: https://www.dinosearch.com/about.php

If you want to set Dinosearch as your Chrome default search engine (see
my explanation here
) you will need the following text as part of that
process.

“URL with %s in place of query” = https://www.dinosearch.com/results.php?q=%s

Overview:

Modified text from the
DinoSearch website:

“DinoSearch is a child-safe search engine, and if you’re a parent or guardian, you may have concerns about your kid’s internet safety. The child-safe search engine that is designed by kids was created to be a fun way to search Google with added protection from unsuitable websites. Google and other search engines without an adult filter enabled are useful but can be harmful to children if they stumble upon adult material.”

“DinoSearch Overview:

  • URL first registered in 1999
  • Mobile-friendly Website
  • Search term filtering
  • Strict Google SafeSearch enabled
  • Social Media sites also blocked
  • Safe Google Image search option
  • Used by many schools”

Stated
Objective:

DinoSearch’s objective is to keep kids safe online when Google searching.

About DinoSearch:

“With well over 90 percent of the global mobile phone population accessing the internet from their mobile phone, it makes sense that DinoSearch is mobile and tablet friendly. This adds to the overall user experience and convenience for our mobile website visitors. Being able to read the results easily without having to zoom in or out is a major advantage for our mobile phone users. Our responsive website design also improves page loading times with less internet data being used on mobile phones.”

“DinoSearch has many years of experience and is well established when it comes to a safe search engine for children, with DinoSearch being created in 1999.”

“A feature that DinoSearch has is the ability to utilize Google image safe search. Safe image searching has many advantages when it comes to learning, having fun and finding relevant pictures quickly.”

Usability:

DinoSearch has an extremely clean user interface. This provides an advantage when viewed on a mobile device which is clearly their target market. You can that simplicity in this image of their entire home screen.

Dino-Search-Search-Bar

The search results are the same as for any of the Google Custom Search websites displayed in the typical Google layout. There is an option to toggle between a web search and an image search. The typical Google ads appear at the top of the screen first followed by the actual search results you are looking for.

Dino-Search-Search-Result

Technology:

DinoSearch uses Google Custom Search. It also uses Googles’ SafeSearch feature which blocks sexually explicit content. DinoSearch also uses human-curated content in all their searches.

“DinoSearch.com regularly maintains a DinoFilter™, which is a proprietary keyword and key phrase filtering system that will help to block adult images, videos, and websites from all children’s search results. We also have a community of educators, librarians, parents and, guardians who send us updated websites that require manual blocking. Additionally, Google Safe Search technology is set to strict filtering by default which gives extra protection to block explicit websites. Children can search for information on the internet more safely and securely by using DinoSearch™.”

DinoSearch blocks adult content using Google
SafeSearch technology and they also maintain their own database of
inappropriate websites and keywords.

“DinoSearch also has a third layer of protection which our editors manually update. This extra protection layer is websites that are submitted to us that have got past the first and second layers of protection. Our editors then manually block them from appearing in future
search results. With a three-layer protection system, we are able to protect children better than only having Safe Search enabled on its own. For this reason, many homes, schools, and libraries are attracted to the full protection that DinoSearch has to offer.”

Traffic for the most recent 12 months:

Traffic-History-11_30_2019-dinosearch

Interestingly, DinoSearch’s traffic is 99% mobile and the majority (Approx. 55% is from the UK).

Other Reviews of DinoSearch:

https://www.thetechieteacher.net/2018/08/my-favorite-search-engines-for-kids.html

About the Author:

Terry has been an entrepreneur in the IT industry for over 30 years. Go here to read his complete personal story, “Husband, father, Grandfather and IT Executive.” If you want to send Terry a quick message visit the contact page Here.

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