(This article has been revised from the original. For details, please scroll to the bottom of this article.)
Now, you no longer need to watch over your child’s shoulder while s/he is searching for something on the internet. Kiddle, a new customised search engine for children, uses a modified version of Google search to make such activities safe and age-appropriate for children. The search engine includes features like safe search, kid-oriented results, big thumbnails, large fonts, and modifiedprivacy settings. However, contrary to popular perception, this is not a product offering from Google.
Lastly, Kiddle has also announced that they “don’t collect any personally identifiable information, and (their) logs are deleted every 24 hours”.
(An earlier version of this story incorrently said that Kiddle was an offering from Google. It is not. Kiddle is a privately launched search product that is only powered by Google safe search)