Just completed a weekend of ‘homework projects’ – not of the DIY variety, but the kids ‘leave it till the last minute and then ask Dad’ – variety. Being slightly computer centric I felt the quickest and easiest way to assist in the projects would be to let the little fella’s loose on the Mac. However, a couple of misspelt Google searches on the schools chosen topics of research ‘Thorny Devils’ – and the kids were banned from the room until I could find a more appropriate Kid-friendly search engine… The search was intended to highlight the plight of the Australian Thorny Devil (Moloch horridus) – but this was variably remembered and typed as ‘horny devil’; ‘horny toad’ or ‘horny lizard’. The search results were just as varied and on one occasion was I forced to avert their eager eyes with a more wholesome temptation (chocolate)
FamHoo.com (Fam = Family; Hoo = exclamation of joy!)
Alternate Meta-Search Engines
Take the time to review some of the other great resources out there to help the ‘Kid-Parent-Internet’ (KPI) relationship blossom into one of harmonious trust! Check out some other blog reviews such as Safe Kids Online; Children’s web Guide and Directory. There are some great websites that help protect your adult surfing time as well. My favorite is the Web Of Trust and of course Mac users will be well aware of the great parental controls and kid safety features of Leopard….Safe Surfing…
The best way for good Catholics to surf the web
This site is powered by Google using “safe search” technology, it produces results from all over the internet with more weighting to given to Catholic websites and eliminates the vast majority of unsavory content, such as pornography.
The site is not associated or affiliated with Google.com but the site owners work closely with Google to help ensure that the adverts are not objectionable in nature and remain in line with Catholic doctrine. Similar results can be found in the Catholic Encyclopedia at Catholic Online.