03-29-2010 07:50 AM - last edited on 04-08-2010 08:01 AM by shannons
[Removed] Could there be any confusion as to what this site is about? My 6 year old was searching for Sponge Bob pictures on Google, clicked one link too many, and... Honestly, the algorithm should be able to screen for obvious names like this or variant (masterbate, etcetera.)
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03-29-2010 01:46 PM
With thousands of new sites being created each day, some of them are rated as uncategorized. To deal with the issue, the program provides a feature to allow parents to dispute the categorization of a Web site if they don't think the site is being categorized correctly. For details, please check out the link below.
Also, We have a feature request on the enhancement list to filter words.
03-30-2010 04:45 AM
Wouldn't enabling SafeSearch pick this up?
Isn't there a SafeSearch option as back-up in most search enginees anyway?
Wouldn't selecting to block Uncategorized also capture such incidents?
Just a thought...
03-30-2010 04:49 AM
As I thought choose Search Settings on the Google home page:
Google's SafeSearch blocks web pages containing explicit sexual content from appearing in search results.
Use strict filtering (Filter both explicit text and explicit images)
Use moderate filtering (Filter explicit images only - default behavior)
Do not filter my search results
03-30-2010 11:40 AM - edited 03-30-2010 11:40 AM
Thanks for the posts. You're right. Blocking uncategorized under Settings -> Web would prevent the incidents.
03-30-2010 06:06 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, but Safe Search was already running. It was set to moderate filtering, which should have "Filter[ed] Explicit Images." The images most certainly were not filtered. Troublesome, no?
03-30-2010 06:14 PM
I have now enabled Strict filtering; I am also blocking uncategorized sites via Norton. I know that the Web is just like a street in any town. It's really no different than walking with your kids past an Adult video shop and getting questions. I try to avoid walking past such places. On the web, I guess that I will just have to avoid all the strange towns with strict filtering.
04-03-2010 03:58 PM
This isn't much of work around.
A huge number of legitimate sites are uncatagorized. I had to unblock that range for my son so he could do homework on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Map sites, school projects and lots of things don't even fit the catagories.
The site AngryDad mentions is obviously not trying to hide who they are. Isn't word filtering one of the most basic filter methods? Not to have that in place as an automatic catorgization method seems to be very poor practice.
04-04-2010 05:36 PM
I could not agree more! This was my point from the beginning. Granted, my son did not type in the offending website name: I confirmed this by retracing his steps. It was a Google image search for Sponge Bob that triggered this. I surmised that a prankster posted a link there or Google erroneously categorized something on the web; regardless, he clicked something on that page and was taken to an adult site. Norton's filter should have read the website name and blocked it!
Here's hoping that they get on this...
04-08-2010 03:23 AM
This site has now been added to the list of Pornography sites.
You can always do this yourself for any site you believe is not categorized properly..
In the activity list, expand the site in question and there is a dispute category button, click it and select the category you believe to be correct.