Whenever Berry and Xavi ask me something, and I don't know the answer, my default answer is, "Let's Google it."
There will come a point in time thought where they can Google by themselves and there's a great chance they'll stumble upon something they shouldn't. Thankfully, Google just came up with Kiddle which I discovered via Scary Mommy.
Kiddle is a kid-friendly search engine "powered by editors and Google Safe search". Which means, everything is filtered and they will never find anything inappropriate or lewd.
Lately, Berry and Xavi have been asking me what a Polka dance is, so I tried that on Kiddle.co and everything that explains what Polka is popped up, just like it would at Google.
Satisfied, I tried to Kiddle, "boobs', hahaha.
This is what popped up! The robot saying, "Oops, looks like your query contained some bad words. Please try again!"
So I tried, "butt". I got the same answer.
I tried "twerking", and hallelujah, that was banned as well!
This is heaven sent for parents. Especially those with teens. Is there a way to set up computers to ban Google so our kids can only use Kiddle?
Such a Tita question, I know. Haha. Now, I just need to train myself to say, "Let's Kiddle it!", when they ask me to research something. Gotta make it top of mind for them, ya know.