Blocking Google Images

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Is there a way to block google images without blocking all of Google? Google images definitely still allows questionable sites to come up, even in safe search mode
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Abby

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Posted 10 months ago

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Abby,

Thanks for asking! The short answer is, no. When it comes to blocking Google Images it is an all-or-nothing deal. If Google Images is an on-going issue, you'll have to consider blocking Google, as a whole or using a different search engine.

Google's SafeSearch has improved over the last two years. That's why we try to harness it wherever Covenant Eyes® is installed. But it is controlled by Google, and sometimes their definition of "explicit" does not match our definition.

Robert
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Hello! We have some exciting news to share with you that may be relevant to your interests or concerns in this thread. A Custom Block List is officially coming to Screen Accountability very soon. Once implemented, this feature will be freely available to all Screen Accountability members who have filtering. If you have any additional questions, please see the attached article for more information. Thank you for your time and patience. 

https://www.covenanteyes.com/support-articles/custom-block-list/

Dan
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Hi Dan, does this mean we can block 'google images' now?
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Hello Lindy. 
The short answer to your question is 'yes'. You can block Google Images with the Custom Block List available now on Screen Accountability. However, please be aware that in order to do so you will need to block all of Google as well. This may have unintended consequences as many websites use aspects of Google in their design. For example, if anyone in your house uses Gmail it may very well block as well if you decide to block Google Images. 

Thank you.

Dan