16th March 2022

Please find the National Online Safety guide for ‘What Parents Need to Know About Search Engines‘ below.

Download: What Parents Need to Know About Search Engines [PDF]

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What are Search Engines?

A search engine is something that helps you find what you’re looking for on the internet. By far the most used and well-known search engine is Google, which powers more than nice out of ten internet searches in the UK, according to Statcounter.com. Search engines can be used to find results such as website, images and videos, which is where the dangers start to arise.

In the guide, you’ll find tips on a number of potential risks such as bypassing SafeSearch, inappropriate content and misleading information.