We all know the people at Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) are a caring bunch. The search engine giant has no problem giving back, and this has been proven time and time again. Along with this, it is only natural for the company to pay close attention to the safety of online search.
In a recent blog post, Google shared some tips on how to keep the entire family safe when searching the internet. While some of these tips are straight forward, there may be some advice you were unaware of.
Here is a brief excerpt, sharing how Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) feels about online safety and discussing what the company is doing:
“Summer is here, and with kids out of school it is a great time for families to explore the web together—from learning what makes fireflies glow to playing online games together. But while there is a lot of entertaining, educational content online, there are also materials I’d rather not see when I’m surfing the web with my family. Google has built a number of tools that parents can use to help keep content they would rather not see from popping up on the family computer. It takes less than five minutes to turn them on, so follow the steps below to help make your search results more family-friendly this summer.”
As you can see, this blog post is more for parents and less for children. It goes on to explain the many ways that parents can make the internet a safer place.
Telling children to stay off the internet altogether is no solution. After all, there are now summer camps that encourage teens to browse the internet.
Here is the list of the five tips shared by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), all with the hopes of making the internet a safer place:
1. Turn on SafeSearch in Google Search
2. Save and lock your preferences
3. Turn on YouTube Safety Mode
4. Lock your Safety Mode preferences
5. Turn on SafeSearch on mobile
It is important to Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) that everybody has a safe and enjoyable online experience. With the five tips above, parents are able to keep children out of trouble while still providing them with the opportunity to browse online and take advantage of all the information that is out there.