Google Launches Family Safety Center

Google today, launched its new Family Safety Center; a one-stop shop about staying safe online. Google has included advice from leading child safety organizations around the world, tips and ideas from parents here at Google, as well as information on how to use the safety tools and controls built into Google products.

The new Safety Center provides information on the safety tools built into Google products. SafeSearch, SafeSearch Lock, SafeSearch on your phone  and YouTube Safety Mode can help you control what content your children stumble across.

SafeSearch is designed to screen sites that contain sexually explicit content and remove them from your search results. While no filter is 100% accurate, SafeSearch helps you avoid content you may prefer not to see or would rather your children did not stumble across.

SafeSearch Lock lets you prevent others from  changing the Strict SafeSearch setting without your knowledge. You can protect it with a password using .

SafeSearch on your phone, is accessible on your mobile device by using the browser to access the Google homepage

YouTube Community Guidelines describe the type of content that is and isn’t allowed on the site. However, there may be cases when you’d prefer to screen out content even though it meets our guidelines. Opting in to Safety Mode means that videos with mature content or that have been age-restricted will not show up in video search, related videos, playlists, shows or films.

Learn more at Google Family Safety Center.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.

One Comment

  1. So it’ll be a competitor to Windows Live Essentials Family Safety.

    Hope Google does not make it another way of collecting data 🙂

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