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How to setup Safe Search

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  • #2071

    support
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    Open the Access Control page, in the profile you want to turn on Safe Search, check the “Safe Search” checkbox, then click Save at the bottom of the page.

    Safe Search

    After you do this, Safe Search should be turned on for Bing and Google. Yahoo doesn’t support Safe Search over HTTPS. So you need to block Yahoo search: enter either search.yahoo.com or https://search.yahoo.com in the “Blocked URLs” box.

    Ideally you need to block other search engines as well.

    If you use OpenDNS Home, this is what you need to do:

    1. Log in your OpenDNS account and check the box to block search engines.
    2. Add google.com and bing.com to the “Allowed URLs” box on the router.
    3. If you use duckduckgo, then add safe.duckduckgo.com to the “Allowed URLs” box.

    If you use other DNS services as filter and cannot blanket block search engines, then add the following to the “Blocked URLs” box:

    • ask.com
    • dogpile.com
    • duckduckgo.com
    • excite.com
    • gigablast.com
    • lycos.com
    • qwant.com
    • search.yahoo.com
    • yandex.com
    • yippy.com

    Again, if you want to use duckduckgo, then add safe.duckduckgo.com to “Allowed URLs”.

    #3106

    Casino
    Participant

    On which sites pcwrt has enabled the safe search? Goole, Bing and which others? It’s possible to have a list of them?

    #3108

    support
    Participant

    Three search engines provide Safe Search at the network level:

    1. google.com
    2. bing.com
    3. duckduckgo.com

    Other search engines should be blocked.

    #3109

    Casino
    Participant

    I don’t know why but i have other search engine on forced safesearch, also when parental control is off, like duckduckgo and ask.com too. Maybe because i use cleanbrowsing DNS? They enforce them automatically.

    Am i right? Can pcwrt do the same thing?

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by  Casino.
    #3111

    support
    Participant

    CleanBrowsing automatically enforces safe search and YouTube restricted mode. And it can’t be turned off. We’ll keep SafeSearch optional to give you more control – it’s not hard to turn it on and off anyway.

    BTW, it seems that ask.com does not offer safe search on the network level. Correct me if I’m wrong.

    #3112

    Casino
    Participant

    Ask.com is on safesearch mode. If i write “boobs” or “porn” it not show nothing. Try it yourself.

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by  Casino.
    #4267

    Casino
    Participant

    The reason why Ask.com and ALL the others search engine are on safe mode when CleanBrowsing is turned on is told by “Daniel Cid”, Keymaster and founder of CleanBrowsing.

    “We do block image search/video search on our Free Family filter when we can not enforce Safe Search.”

    Unfiltered Search Engine

    This thing is GREAT. It turns Internet in a really safe place.

    Can pcWRT do the same thing?

    #4285

    Casino
    Participant

    Is it possible for you? It would be great.

    #4288

    support
    Participant

    @casino He’s saying that CleanBrowsing blocks search engines that do not support safe search. So if you switch the DNS to CleanBrowsing, then the unsafe search engines will be blocked.

    #4289

    Casino
    Participant

    Yes, i understand this, but i want to know if pcWRT can do the same thing by itself (exactly as you do for the SafeSearch, it was a good idea), without setting the CleanBrowsing DNS.

    Can you make it possible?

    #4290

    support
    Participant

    @casino Good idea. Will add this in the next update.

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