Kisa are WAY more savvy about the Internet than you think. My 4 year old son knows how to Google for Spider-man images .. yet hasn’t quite figured out how to use a Kleenex.
Marketing Guru/ Web Marketing/ homeschooling dad Matt Bailey writes an excellent article on search engine safety for kids . Search engines (like Google, Yahoo and MSN) are treacherous ground for children – and particularly homeschool kids who tend to be more computer savvy and rely on the Internet more than schooled kids. They are some safe havens. Matt points out some great alternatives to the better known search engines that are much more kid-friendly and can offer parents some piece of mind.
Kid-Friendly Search Engines Article: http://www.sitelogicmarketing.com/blog/09-search-engines-for-kids