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Safetyminder in Norton safe search does not block unsafe sites from showing up

Today I ran some tests with Norton's SafteyMinder to see if it effectively blocks what I don't want my kids to see. So I ran a few common nasty word searches in google, yahoo, live/bing, ask, norton toolbar, altavista etc. Surprisingly all engines above except for norton safesearch toolbar, ask and altavista, I got a 1 line msg saying safe search is on, and I felt good. But norton safesearch toolbar, ask and altavista showed all the resutls!!! I did have the safe search on for this test user, for who I set an age of 10 years. But still these search results showed up. I think Norton should do better in preventing any of these search results from even showing up. Trying to enter of of these nasty sites is blocked by norton, but I think that is not enough, Norton needs to filter the search results too. Please advise if this can be configured.

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Kudos0

Re: Safetyminder in Norton safe search does not block unsafe sites from showing up

Today I ran some tests with Norton's SafteyMinder to see if it effectively blocks what I don't want my kids to see. So I ran a few common nasty word searches in google, yahoo, live/bing, ask, norton toolbar, altavista etc. Surprisingly all engines above except for norton safesearch toolbar, ask and altavista, I got a 1 line msg saying safe search is on, and I felt good. But norton safesearch toolbar, ask and altavista showed all the resutls!!! I did have the safe search on for this test user, for who I set an age of 10 years. But still these search results showed up. I think Norton should do better in preventing any of these search results from even showing up. Trying to enter of of these nasty sites is blocked by norton, but I think that is not enough, Norton needs to filter the search results too. Please advise if this can be configured.
Kudos0

Re: Safetyminder in Norton safe search does not block unsafe sites from showing up

Hi test_n_orton,

I'm glad to hear the inappropriate sites get blocked as they should.  Below shows all the Search Engines that Norton Safety Minder supports.  The feature to be able to filter words is on our enhancement list.

OnlineFamily.Norton monitors and records the search activity of your child on following search engines:

• Google.com

• Search.Yahoo.com

• Ask.com

• MSN.com

• Live.com

• YouTube.com

• AskKids.com

• FactMonster.com

• Craigslist.org

• wikipedia.org

• eBay.com

Thanks,

Katie

Thanks Katie
Kudos0

Re: Safetyminder in Norton safe search does not block unsafe sites from showing up

Thanks Katie... I'll eagerly await your keyword filter enhancement. I also hope you add the image analysis filters. In addition, it would be great if the search results could totally EXCLUDE questionable results. This is important. Google, yahoo, do this. But ask, altavista, etc don't. Thanks, Eashwaran.

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