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Keeping Children Safe Online

Search Engines for Children

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:


Kid Rex– a search engine site for kids

Google – offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet.

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Helpful links

Childnet International is a not for profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. They have information, advice  and curriculum information on E-Safety for Kids, parents and professionals which includes the really useful SMART rules: 5 Top Tips to stay safe online!

CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By clicking on the button, young people and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.


The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.



Internet Matters is a new online portal designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice about online safety for their children, right through from pre-school to teens. It provides tips on protecting children from online grooming, cyberbullying, privacy and identity theft and inappropriate content. Internet Matters is a not-for profit organisation set up by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.


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