Internet Wins For Kids
Ever search for something seemingly innocent only to discover the Google algorithm flooded you with X-rated content? Woopsies. Let’s just hope you weren’t at the office or sitting in a crowded cafe with your computer screen in full view. But when it comes to children, an accident like this can be a parent’s nightmare. Luckily, some pretty smart developers had children of their own and recognized the need for online safety and protection. They decided to sprinkle in some kid-friendly edutainment as well.
Check out these brilliant websites created just for kids.
Say hello to Kiddle, the newest search engine that’s about to help your kids’ online exploration stay rated G. While not directly associated with Google, Kiddle uses a Google custom search bar to filter out adult content. This includes inappropriate language and imagery, as well as a handful of celebrities deemed too racy for the little ones (look up Miley Cyrus on Kiddle to get an idea of what we mean here). Some are saying that this might just be the start of safe surfing for kids.
“Gaming” sure means something different than it did back in elementary school. With more and more violent and mature gaming options these days, a simple online children’s activity can be hard to filter. Besides, isn’t the point to let them preoccupy themselves with that stuff? It seems like now we’ve got to watch closer than ever to figure out what they’re up to.
Here’s where Zoodles can help. It offers games, videos and books just for kids as well as features that allow you to follow your child’s user history and set time limits. Sounds like a winner!
Get your children stoked about Mars because they’ll probably fly there for vacation some day. With puzzles and coloring sheets as well as loads of educational content you could stay busy for lightyears. They’ve also mastered tips for parents and teachers to keep your youngster on the right track.
Goodbye sexy swimwear models, hello good sportsmanship. Follow your favorite athletes and learn all about the game with kid exclusives and inspiring stories of young people overcoming obstacles. You may want to sit ‘em down with a box of kleenex cuz these kids are amazing!
With the National Geographic “Quiz Whiz” your kids won’t stop nagging you with fun animal facts. Not only will they be learning about the planet and all of the amazing creatures in it, there’s even a Homework Help section encouraging getting good grades and having fun at the same time. Genius.
Raising a smart, confident and courageous daughter is the goal of any parent. With body shaming and bullying running rampant online, it’s hard to shield young women from these pressures and allow them to develop a sense of self. A Mighty Girl is combating just that by creating an empowering space full to the brim with resources and activities to make a girl feel great! From movies to craft projects, music to clothing, girls have everything they need to learn, play and just plain enjoy being a lady.
By The Wix Team