AOL Kids Only [formerly AOL NetFind Kids Only]

AOL NetFind Kids Only was a search engine for children from AOL. It started in 1997 and was renamed AOL Kids Only in 1999 with the renaming of the AOL portal. The children's search engine was discontinued in 2002. Kids Only used software to filter out content that was not suitable for children. However, if parents found content that was not suitable for children, they could report it to AOL.

Language English

Launched 1997
Closed 2002

Developer AOL

Country of Origin US America

1997 - 2002 AOL

Topic Search engine for Kids

Region No Limitation

Technical functionalities
Family safe filtering

Used SeEn AOL Search / AOL NetFind

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite

NYTimes (1999): »Aimed at children 6 to 12, AOL Netfind/Kids Only uses the Cyber Patrol software filter from the Learning Company to block access to sites that are considered pornographic, profane or violent.
If you happen to stumble across something you think is not appropriate for children, you can enter the keyword Parental Controls and click on the button that says Recommend or Report Web sites. « Source


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References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): n.a.
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.

Other Sources

NYTimes (1999): AOL Netfind/Kids Only URL:

Created: 2015-08-20