Children's search engines on the Internet: an analytical study

Authors

  • Mohamed Al-Farjani Doctoral researcher, Department of Libraries and Information, Faculty of Arts, Minya University, Egypt

Keywords:

Children search engines

Abstract

The study focused on children's search engines with the main objective of cataloging the available children's search engines on the Internet and evaluating their strengths and weaknesses. A survey and analytical method were employed to achieve this goal.

Key findings from the study include:

  • There are seven search engines that meet more than 65% of the established standards, which is the minimum threshold for these engines to be considered standard-compliant.
  • KidRex leads the pack, achieving the highest number of standard elements with an 83% match rate. Its superiority is attributed to its excellence in several aesthetic, regulatory, and technical aspects, particularly its simple search methods.

The study concluded with several recommendations, the most important being the need to adopt innovative ideas for building and developing children's search engines. These new developments should incorporate the advantages identified by the study while addressing and rectifying any identified problems and defects.

Published

2024-04-30

How to Cite

Al-Farjani, M. (2024). Children’s search engines on the Internet: an analytical study. Cybrarians Journal, (71), 34–56. Retrieved from https://journal.cybrarians.info/index.php/cj/article/view/586