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Do you know fragFINN?

2 minutes reading time
6-13 years
Tool description
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Through fragFINN, children only surf on checked Internet sites. As a result, they do not encounter inappropriate content.

In a nutshell:

  • Search engine for children
  • suitable for children from 6 to 12 years
  • additional surfing tips and articles
  • also available as app
  • data secure
  • is based on open source software Elasticsearch

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What is fragFINN?

The search engine for children displays only harmless content in the results based on verified websites. The examination of the Internet sites is carried out by a media pedagogical team. The children’s search engine is used to find children’s sites and harmless adult sites (e.g. zoo sites, club sites). The children’s pages are played out first in the search results.

On the fragFINN homepage, children can also find surfing tips on many different topics. Children can get involved as fragFINN children’s reporters and meet famous personalities.

When displaying search results, websites are identified by the icons “Children”, “Knowledge” and “International”. This makes the search results easier to classify for children.

When using the search function on the website and in the app, the user’s search query is sent directly to the fragFINN server in Germany. No user data is collected or stored in the process.

The fragFINN app can also be installed on mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets.

What should parents pay attention to?

Children’s search engines offer a safe introduction to the world of the Internet. They can be a good preparation for using common and well-known search engines. The pre-testing of all content provides a very high level of security for your child. Nevertheless, you should accompany your child, especially when using it for the first time, and explore the search engine together. This way you can explain important functions for the search in more detail.

If your child finds a page among the results that scares him/her, he/she can report it using the “Report page” button. The alarms received are checked daily. Your child also has the opportunity to suggest websites. The media education team checks the pages and can approve them for the children’s search engine if necessary. Moreover, the search engine is particularly compatible with additional child protection solutions such as JusProg.

Further information for parents can be found here: eltern.fragFINN.de

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