Website link: https://www.kiddle.co
About Page: https://www.kiddle.co/about.php
Kiddle review: Kiddle identifies itself as a kid-friendly or kid-safe search site. Part of their process is a manual curation of content to add another layer of control over the search results returned to kids from their search page.
From the Kiddle website:
“Since Kiddle results are either handpicked
and checked by our editors or filtered by Google safe search, you should get
kid-oriented results without any explicit content. In case some bad words are
present in a search query, our guard robot will block the search.”
Most of the kid-friendly and kid-safe websites have suggestions for parents and educators about working with kids to keep them safe. These types tend to be similar and are good advice for parents and educators. The tips from Kiddle can be found Here.
“Sites appearing in Kiddle search results satisfy family-friendly requirements, as we filter sites with explicit or deceptive content.”
Kiddle is “powered by Goggle Custom Search” but they are not affiliated with Google. Much like Google, it has a search bar with major topic areas of “Web, Images, Kimages, News, Videos, and Kpedia”.
There is a form you can fill out if you find a site listed on Kiddle that you believe should be blocked. Another form allows you to submit search terms that you also believe should be blocked on the Kiddle website.
The site states that typically the first three results are hand-picked by human editors. The next four results are typically trusted sites also hand-picked by the editors but that are not written specifically for kids. Sites listed after the 7th site are typically famous sites written for adults. These are filtered by Google’s safe search. (See graphic below).
I searched for “Current affairs” in both Kiddle and Goggle. In Kiddle I got some ads and 9 results. In google, I also got ads and 767,000,000 results. I searched for “dogs” in both Kiddle and Goggle. In Kiddle I got some ads and 6,190,000,000 results. In google, I also got ads and 6,040,000,000 results. Take that for what it’s worth. I think it is much more difficult to filter for current affairs that are kid-friendly without manual curation which is labor-intensive and time-consuming.
Kiddle prioritizes search results according to their own set of standards. Those standards are available on their website and can be summarized as follows:
Kiddle also uses font types and sizes that are specially designed to be easier for kids:
Traffic most recent 12 months according to SEMrush:
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