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Customized Safe Search and Parental Control through Desktop Browser Extension and Mobile Application with Remote Control Configuration

Akshay Chhajed, Jaydeep Borkar, Sagar Bhande, Roshan Deshmukh, Nalini Mhetre


A lot of toxic content (negative news, malicious websites, self-hate content) can be easily absorbed by kids over the internet, unknowingly or knowingly. Such content can have an undesired impact on their mental, physical, and social health. Hence, the kids should be safeguarded from having any sort of access to diverse toxic content over the internet. After conducting a comprehensive study of all the existing internet safety tools for kids, we propose a safe-search desktop browser extension along with a parental control application which can potentially remove all the loopholes of existing tools and make the internet safer for kids. The desktop browser extension gives the power in the hands of parents to decide what they want their kids to see in the search results with the help of customized parental control. Parents can control the search results on the browser of the kid’s device by using block by keywords and block by domain features in the application and can monitor online and offline activities of the kid’s device such as mobile phone, using the parental control android application. Parents get an exhaustive analysis of the type of content browsed and applications used by kids which might potentially prevent any unwanted harm to the child’s health.

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