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KidzSearch.com is a search engine and web portal powered by Google Custom Search with academic autocomplete emphasizing safety for children. Search results are customized for kids by pushing more age-appropriate content higher up in the results. Large thumbnails are also provided to make results more visual and easier to understand. It has many features, and like kiddle, boasts an online encyclopedia with 200,000 articles[1] which is powered by Wikimedia. KidzSearch is used in over 1,000 schools a day, and is visited by some 4 million people a month. [2][3] KidzSearch was been rated by Common Sense Media as a top learning site for kids.[4] [5]Their main focus is on older elementary kids and schools.

History

The site was launched on April 8th, 2005, and is used by some 4 million people a month.[2] They partnered with Safe Search Kids to host their search results. Safe Search Kids is also a web portal.

KidzNet and KidzTalk

KidzNet is an online moderated social network designed for kids, where they can post anything that includes 'no personal Information'. All posts are reviewed before they go public. The first registered user was KupKakeDoll, and to this day has a small loyal fan base. KidzTalk is an online question and answer portal developed by KidzSearch. A user will type a question or comment, and another will answer it. All answers are reviewed by KidzSearch staff for safety and quality. It is generally used for kids that have questions about homework.

KidzTube and Games

KidzTube contains hand picked safe videos, many of them educational.[6] KidzSearch has over 50,000 free games for a kid to play.[7] Popular games include Slither IO and Mine Clone.

Other services

KidzSearch has selected news articles appropriate for kids, and they can be 'up voted' by the user. Other services also include their music service that has kid-friendly music stations. KidzSearch also has an online website directory of kid-friendly websites. Boolify helps the user learn how to use a search engine using a graphical interface.

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