By turning on safe search on Google Chrome, you can search in safe mode from Google Chrome URL tab box itself. This feature filters out and blocks any inappropriate adult, sexual and potentially offensive content from search results. It’s pretty easy to turn on this safe search functionality on your Google Chrome browser. But, let’s have a look at some facts and figures before that.

Safe Search in Chrome

The University of New Hampshire did a study that showed that the states with the highest readership of pornographic magazines like Playboy and Penthouse, also have the highest rape rates.” Also, “Dr. Victor Cline did research that showed how consumers who become addicted to pornographic materials begin to want more explicit or extreme material and end up desiring to act out what they’ve seen.” 

These studies show that there is a direct correlation between pornography and sexual crimes. That’s why it becomes highly important to block and filter out this kind of content from search results especially from our kids, who are completely naive and immature.

Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers worldwide, and is used by 64% of total internet users. However, it doesn’t offer any default safe search functionality. Still, there are a couple of ways that safe search functionality can be turned on at it. One of the best ways is adding Google Chrome browser extension. This browser extension filters out any inappropriate and adult content from its search results, and can easily be turned on at Google Chrome. Let’s have a quick look on the steps on how to turn on safe search functionality using

STEP 1: Go to

STEP 2: Click on ‘Make Default Search Engine’ button.

Safesearch Extension

STEP 3: It will take you to Google Chrome browser extension page.

STEP 4: Click on ‘Add to Chrome’.

Add to Chrome

STEP 5: Click on ‘Add Extension’ .

Add Safesearch Extension

Great! Safe search functionality has been turned on at your Google Chrome browser. Now, you can relax as your default search is safe search. Even if something inappropriate is searched, it will be filter out and block that search query, and will not show any search results for that search query.

If you see the following notification, please click on ‘keep changes’.

Safe Search - Keep Changes

Now, let’s have a quick look at how turning on safe search at your Google Chrome browser will work.

STEP 1: After turning on safe search at your Google Chrome, following will be your default screen.

Default safesearch screen

STEP 2: You can either search directly from the Google Chrome URL tab or from the search box on the screen.

safesearch from tab

STEP 3: I searched ‘best learning websites for kids’, and delivered the following search results, which I was looking for. Really impressive!

safesearch in action

STEP 4: However, if the user searches anything inappropriate, the search engine will not return any search results instead, it will display the following message – “Sorry, we don’t show results for any unsafe search queries’.

No Search Results

Isn’t it great? Just by turning on safe search on your Google Chrome browser using took away all your worries regarding your children.

Happy safe searching!!!

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