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Google Safe Search

Instructions for Enabling Content Filtering 

Turning on Google Safe Search on each of your child's devices is an important step in protecting kids from dangerous or inappropriate search results on Google.

Restricted Mode for
Computers

1. Go to Search Settings.
2. Under "SafeSearch filters," check the box next to "Turn on SafeSearch."
3. At the bottom of the page, select Save.

*Note- Restricted Mode works on the browser level, so you must turn it on for each browser that is available on your child's device (Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc). If the browser supports multiple profiles (eg. siblings' profiles), you must enable it for each profile.

Restricted Mode for
iPhones & iPads

1. Open the Google app.
2. At the bottom right, tap More (three horizontal dots) and then Settings > General > Search Settings.
3. Find the "SafeSearch filters" section
4. To turn on SafeSearch, tap Filter explicit results.

1. Go to Search Settings.
2. Find the "SafeSearch filters" section.
3. To turn on SafeSearch, tap Filter explicit results.
4. At the bottom of the screen, tap Save.

*Note- Safe Search works on the browser level, so you must turn it on for each browser that is available on your child's device (Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc).

Restricted Mode for
Android Devices

1. Open the Google app.
2. At the bottom right, tap More (three horizontal dots) and then Settings and then General.
3. Next to "SafeSearch," turn the switch on.

1. Go to Search Settings.
2. Find the "SafeSearch filters" section.
3. To turn on SafeSearch, tap Filter explicit results.
4. At the bottom of the screen, tap Save.

*Note- Safe Search works on the browser level, so you must turn it on for each browser that is available on your child's device (Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc).

Parental Control Tools

Parental control tools can be used to universally apply filtering on YouTube and Google in one setup step.