Automatic Safe Search Enforcement
Popular search engines, such as Google and Bing, have safe search settings which will cause the results provided to be pre-filtered for adult oriented content. Typically, users have to configure these settings manually. In educational environments, it’s ideal to have these settings automatically turned on so that the results presented by the search engine are CIPA compliant. In addition, forcing these settings to remain on so they cannot be disabled is also ideal to ensure this policy is always in place. The iboss cloud can automatically enable safe search enforcement on popular search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo. In addition, safe search enforcement can be applied to Youtube for clean video results.
Ensure Google images are scrubbed prior to search results being displayed
Enforcing safe search on Google images allows Google to perform image scrubbing prior to images being returned from a search result. In addition, the iboss cloud will also filter the images against the policies configured so that images that do not meet the policies set are also removed. This gives an extra level of protection beyond safe search enforcement to ensure safe and compliant Internet use.
Safe search can also be enabled on for Youtube video results. This is critical so that non-compliant videos are stripped from video search results. Safe search enforcement is transparent and also configured on a per-group basis allowing teachers to have full access to all videos. Keyword enforcement can also be applied to prevent unwanted searches to support digital learning and reduce risk.