About the author, Chris McKenna

Chris is the Covenant Eyes Educational Resource Manager. Chris has a BA in Accountancy and Spanish from Western Michigan University. After 12 years in business advising with Ernst & Young, God led Chris to a full-time student ministry role. He started protectyoungeyes.com in 2015  as a ministry to equip and educate parents and teens on the latest gadgets, apps, and how to use the Internet well, which led him to Covenant Eyes. God works in unexpected ways!

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4 thoughts on “How to Set Up Google SafeSearch

  1. I have noticed my safe search filter sometimes deactivates and nobody has my Google sign on info. Is it possible it is being deactivated from another account overriding it? Also, if you type in certain terms some pretty provocative stuff still comes up.

    • Hello Cathy,

      Thank you for your question! I am unsure if it’s possible the safe search is being overridden by another account. I do know that the safe search is locked by browser, so if you have it locked down in Chrome it is NOT locked down in Firefox and you will have to into Firefox to lock it manually. There is good news however, our most recent version of Covenant Eyes automatically locks down Google Safe Search in ALL browsers. So if you are a current user make sure you’re running version 6.0.16 and if you’re not a current user you can sign up through our website!

      If you have any further questions or need sign up assistance feel free to contact our Customer Service at 877.479.1119.

      Best regards,
      Annelise

  2. So I have a strong filter for a browser but it doesn’t prevent the Google app or Google now app on my phone from opening it does stop all regular browsers like chrome. I can turn on safe search in the Google app but I can just as easily turn it off. I can’t remove the app( or at least I don’t see how) can I disable it and put behind a lock app? Is there a way to lock safe search on my Google app?

    • Hi, Ken – are you on Android or iOS? If you’re using Android, Covenant Eyes has an app blocker that you can use that can limit your internet usage to just our Covenant Eyes browser, where your Internet activity can be monitored and filtered (if you choose the filter). For iOS, the combination of the Covenant Eyes browser (instead of Safari) + enabling certain Appl Restrictions (per this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPjZdegZt1A&index=8&list=PLJm6XYrGh9DS6xV8p05AqGdTHTOqZQPE4) provides a very strong accountable system. If you would like to talk through how Covenant Eyes works, just call our toll-free number (877.479.1119) and talk to a Customer Service Representative.

      Peace, Chris
      Covenant Eyes

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