The following search engines and directories -- designed just for kids -- block out sites that do not meet their specific child-friendly guidelines. Some of these search tools are more restrictive than others. Several are simply directories of pre-selected sites, while others search throughout the World Wide Web filtering out sites that may be pornographic, violent or hate-filled. Try out a few different ones to find out what best suits your needs.
Only - A search engine that links only to sites safe for
Ask Jeeves for Kids
This search engine lets you look for information by asking questions in your own words, like "Why is the sky blue?"
Where Educators Go to Learn
A huge database of 110,000 sites for teachers and students.
Compiled by librarians for kids, this directory is well organized and easy to use, though not as thorough as the others.
A directory of kids' sites.
A closed search engine that requires web sites to meet an editorial policy.
StudyWeb - Now a "pay site"
Need homework help? Look here for 73,000 "research quality" sites.
Yahooligans - A directory of sites for kids.