Search Engines

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What is a search engine?

A search engine is something that helps you find what you’re looking for on the internet. By far the most used and well-known search engine is Google, which powers more than nine out of ten internet searches in the UK, according to Search engines can be used to find results such as websites, images, and videos, which is where the dangers start to arise.

For more information on the associated risks and online safety tips for parents and carers, watch our explainer video, available to those with a National Online Safety membership.