Kiddle is a visual search engine for kids, powered by editors and Google safe search. All sites appearing in Kiddle search results satisfy family friendly requirements and most search results are illustrated with big thumbnails, which makes it easier to scan, differentiate between them, and click the most appropriate results to your query. Thumbnails serve as visual clues and are especially beneficial to kids as they don’t read as fast as adults. Try it: Kiddle.com
Wow – parents may find it helpful, but telling kids that searches contain ‘bad words’ when the words are ‘menstruation’ ‘puberty’ and ‘LGBT’ sends an incredibly negative message. I’d change the error message copy – this one encourages embodied shame.
Feb 29th, 2016 / 8:43 am
Mar 3rd, 2016 / 2:41 pm
Quite. The tweets seem to have caught various folks’ attention – someone interviewed me about it for She Knows, but various other sources seem to have created their own story from the tweets alone. The company has since changed its error wording and some of the searches, but never engaged with the public about it nor responded personally to complaints – I think that’s a bad move – not the way I’m used to the more open projects featured here operating. Maybe they’ll browse Tina’s lovely blog and get some more tips on communicating with users and troubleshooting problems!
Mar 8th, 2016 / 6:53 am