Today, Google announced a new search setting that all parents and educators should be aware of. Google now allows you to lock-in your safe search settings with password protection. If you choose “Lock Safe Search” in your search preferences you will be locking in strict filtering for all of Google’s search products including web search, image search, and video search. Watch the video below to learn more about Locking Safe Search.
Applications for Education (and Parenting)
When the safe search setting is locked large red, blue, yellow, and green balls appear at the top of the search page. This provides a large visual reference you can use from across the room to make sure that kids are locked into strict filtering while searching.