Filter My Search

Many of the general search tools provide you with options for filtering your search results to exclude sites that contain adult-oriented content. (Please note that no filtering tool is 100% accurate.) If you have questions about how to select the filtering option for the following search tools, please ask a librarian for assistance. Or, try one of the Search Tools Designed for Kids.

  • Bing Preferences
    Visit Bing's preferences page to choose a SafeSearch level. A Strict setting filters text, video and images from your search results. A Moderate level filters just images and videos. Remember to click the "Save" button.
  • Google - Search Settings
    Google's Search Settings allow you to set a SafeSearch filtering level. You can choose whether Google uses moderate or strict filtering to block explicit text, images, and videos from the search results. Click the "Save Preferences" button to confirm your selection.
  • Ixquick - My Settings
    On the "My Settings" page, you can select which level of the Web/picture family filter you would like to use. There also is an option to filter videos. Click the "Save My Settings" button at the bottom of the page to finish.
  • Yahoo - Search Preferences
    Under the SafeSearch category, click on Edit to restrict adult-oriented content from just image and video search results, or from Web search results, as well. If you have a Yahoo account, you can log in to your account and save your search preferences permanently. Otherwise, your search preferences are temporarily saved to the computer where you are working.