Teaching students how to properly research on the internet is a difficult task.  With the right tools, teachers can help students find reliable, meaningful information. Help your students conduct online research using these safe, effective search engines and websites.

Kidtopia – Kidtopia is a Google custom student safe search engine for preschool and elementary students, indexing only educator-approved websites.

SafeSearchKids – Safe Search for Kids is a powerful, safe search tool that filters search results to enhance your students’ safe search experience. Powered by Google.

KidsClick! – Annotated searchable directory of websites created for kids by librarians. Searchable by subject, reading level and degree of picture content.

SweetSearch – SweetSearch is a search engine for students. It searches only credible websites approved by Internet research experts.

KidRex – Fun and safe search for kids, by kids.

Famhoo – Kid and family-friendly search engine, filtered search results that remove adult content. Great for all ages.

OneKey – OneKey has partnered with Google to keep kids safe on the Internet.

KidzSearch – Family-friendly safe search engine for children.

Primary School Safe Search – Primary School Safe Search is a great place to start internet sessions for children and teachers. Internet searches are filtered.

FactMonster – Fact Monster is a free reference site for students, teachers, and parents.

Kiddle – Kiddle is a visual search engine for kids powered by Google, offering safe kids web, image, and video search.

GoogleScholar – Google Scholar is a search engine designed to search scholarly journals, Supreme Court records, and patent records. In some cases, the results will link to abstracts of books and articles that you will then have to obtain from a library or book retailer. In other cases, results will link to fully viewable documents.

refseek – Academic search engine for students and researchers. Locates relevant academic search results from web pages, books, encyclopedias, and journals.

WolframAlpha – WolframAlpha is a computational search engine. If students have any questions involving numbers, Wolfram Alpha is the place to go. Wolfram Alpha can be used for other searches, but it’s not nearly as useful for general inquiries as it is for computational questions.


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