What is Kiddle? Concerns over ‘child-friendly’ search engine

What is Kiddle? Concerns over ‘child-friendly’ search engine

Parents are being warned over a new “child-friendly” search engine which is causing concern among mums and dads.

The website – called Kiddle.co – has been promoted heavily by various news agencies, owing to the fact it’s essentially an official Google spin-off looking to cater to youngsters.

But it is feared young internet users could be accessing explicit content, the Mirror reports.

When the website launched, parents welcomed it – with some praising the creation of the search engine.

The website – dubbed ‘Google for kids’ – does successfully filter a number of explicit terms, and some controversial celebrities are even blocked.

But in some cases, it is claimed it does not manage this too successfully – such as in these searches for Khloe Kardashian and Vanessa Hudgens.

A number of Twitter users have also reported their own unfortunate discoveries while using the site.

One wrote: “Just heard of a “search engine for kids” called Kiddle.

Another added: “Google has NOT launched a kids search engine called Kiddle, despite some new reports you may read.

“It’s a third-party using Google’s results.”

The Kiddle website states: “Sites appearing in Kiddle search results satisfy family friendly requirements, as we filter sites with explicit or deceptive content.”

 

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