Search Engines for Primary Education


Below is a list of recommended search engines. At Radstock, we encourage pupils to use 'safe search' engines both inside and outside school. No search engine is ever 100% safe but 'safe' search engines can provide a way to reduce the risk for children when searching for information, images and other medias.


Swiggle – a child friendly search engine from SWGfL. Features a report button and a screen cover featuring “SwiggleBot” - should anything inappropriate be found. “Swiggle uses the very latest search technologies to make your searches more useful. It not only gives you safer access to online content but encourages responsible behaviour too.” 

Safe Search Kids – Google sponsored safe searching, including links and tips for online safety.

Wiki for Kids – “A filtered Wikipedia resource that provides articles in Simple English. It is like Wikipedia’s Simple Edition with the added benefit that (the) site filters out content that is not appropriate for children”. Also includes useful Online Research Tips for Kids. 

KidRex – A safe search engine powered by Google Custom Search™ and using Google SafeSearch™ technology.

Dib Dab Doo and Dilly Too – ad free safe search engine for kids.  Features subject categories.

Pics4Learning – According to their website, Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education with copyright-friendly images for classrooms, multimedia projects, websites, videos, portfolios, or educational projects.

DKfindout! – allows younger children to search, learn, and explore information on a safe and secure site with DK’s clear, reliable, and highly visual content. 

Kiddle – Kiddle is another safe search engine created by Google – highly visual to make it easier for young children to navigate the search results. Includes image and video search.