Google 'locking' SafeSearch

Thu 12 November 2009 10:33, Editors

Google 'locking' SafeSearch

Google has been keen on getting 'clean' results for years now. It believes adult content shouldn't be found within the search results. Still, these websites are part of the web so it would make sense if they were at least findable. Not everybody however wants these results.

That's why Google developed SafeSearch. Turn it on and you or your children will not stumble across explicit content. Google now has improved SafeSearch so it you lock your SafeSearch setting to the Strict level of filtering. Google has made it even more secure.

If you decide to lock SafeSearch two changes have been made: you'll need to enter your password to change the setting and Google changed the way the search results page looks. "Even from across the room" you can see someone is searching using SafeSearch by the big colored balls (off course in Google's colors). If you see the balls you will know you're ok.


Although the feature doesn’t appear to be rolled out to everyone yet, you will be able to turn on SafeSearch lock from your Search Settings page.

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