Google's SafeSearch filters provide you with the ability to change your browser setting to prevent adult content from appearing in your search results. Google uses automated methods to identify objectionable content, and constantly works to improve those methods based on user feedback. For sexually explicit content, our filter mainly relies on algorithms that look at many factors, including keywords, links, and images. No filter is 100 percent accurate, but SafeSearch should help you avoid most of this type of material.
Visit the Search Preferences page .
In the SafeSearch Filtering section, choose the SafeSearch level you'd like to use:
Strict filtering filters sexually explicit video and images from Google Search result pages, as well as results that might link to explicit content.
Moderate filtering excludes sexually explicit video and images from Google Search result pages, but does not filter results that might link to explicit content. This is the default SafeSearch setting.
No filtering, as you've probably figured out, turns off SafeSearch filtering completely.
Click Save Preferences at the bottom of the page when you're done setting your preferences
Lock the SafeSearch filter
If you have a Google Account, you can lock your SafeSearch setting so other users don't change it.
Follow these steps to lock SafeSearch:
- Visit the Search settings page.
- Click Lock SafeSearch below the filter levels.
- If you're not signed in to your Google Account, you'll be prompted to sign in.
- Once you're signed in, click Lock SafeSearch. This step takes a moment, because strict filtering is being applied to all Google domains.