Top Search Terms Kids, Teens Search Online

By Posted 2009 Updated   GoogleSecurity

What are the top search terms your kids and teens are searching online on the internet? I am sure parents would be alarmed to know the results of the Kids’ Top 100 Searches of 2009 released by Symantec’s OnlineFamily.Norton and it is an eye opener for parents to seriously consider installing parental control software on their kids computers for internet safety.

The top search terms your kids are searching for online are –
1. YouTube
2. Google
3. Facebook

So is there a difference in what boys and girls search online?
boy girl search terms

Is there a difference in teens, tweens and under 7 kids search terms?

teen tween search terms

CNET says that Symantec tracked 14.6 million searches run by users of its OnlineFamily.Norton service and ranked the terms. They claim terms were collected anonymously, so none could be associated with any specific children or families.

Obviously kids like to search for YouTube, Google, and Facebook, but it is shocking that millions of kids are also searching for adult stuff! What parental control softwares do you suggest to protect your kids from the dangers of the internet?


7 comments on “Top Search Terms Kids, Teens Search Online

  1. JMember says:

    Worldwide statistics aren’t like that. Because they can’t determine who is boy/girl and age of the person who is searching at Google.

  2. Kok Siong Chen says:

    I was really shocked that the Tween between 8 – 12 years old start to search for p0rn online. What can we do to prevent this happen? I think the guidance of parents is important. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Bill Frank says:

    All the more reason that you should get kids to sign my pledge! The Social Pledge is a voluntary commitment to avoid profanity on social networking sites such as Facebook, My Space, and Twitter and encourage your “friends” and “followers” to do the same. visit my site – www.thesocialpledge.com

    Bill Frank,
    HS Senior, Class of 2010

  4. Ngan says:

    with free wifi everywhere, how to stop them? unless the gov steps in.

    Use OpenDNS’s web content filter and install a web filtering software too. double the filter!

  5. to point out the obvious says:

    “The terms were collected anonymously, so none could be associated with any specific children or families.”

    Then how do they know the users’ gender or age?

    • Potato says:

      By taking up the Age/Gender but not any Names/Addresses/Family Names/Other information of the sort?

      I thought that most anonymous surveys/tests did at least that, or something… You know, to make their tests valid.

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