Provide a feature to block specific search terms
Rather than just flagging terms, I need them to be blocked from being searched for on the internet. Students are searching for inappropriate things online and seeing the preview of the images. I need the search terms to be blocked where the actual search triggers a block screen.
Aaron Whitmer commented
I have sort of pulled this off by blocking wildcard url's. In Google and some other search results, the url of the page has the keyword that was searched in it. Therefore, you can block the searching of dank memes by blocking either or both of the wildcards *dank* and *meme*. I also recently used it on *momo*. It's just a work around but sort of effective. A formally incorporated way of doing this would be great.
Brian Bengler commented
If there was a way to block specific search terms on our individual portals then crowdsource the data to create a unified list of rejected terms that is crosschecked by your team. That may work?
Candace Schmid commented
Besides the whitelist/blacklist section to allow or block websites. Can a feature be integrated to block keywords from being searched? For instance, we have iBoss Filter and I can enter keywords to block. So when a student types in lets say proxy and searches they'll get the block page. They won't be able to see the results. This is used for our desktops and laptops. Can GoGuardian get this feature built?
Great idea! We have been thinking about this one for a while. Blocking searches is actually surprisingly tricky. If you search "porn" or "p o r n" or "porrn" on Google you get the same inappropriate results. That means that URL blocking won't really work. When you add in the numerous websites that searches can be performed on (Bing, Baido, Yahoo, Excite) this becomes a really intense engineering problem. Creating a solution inline with our quality standards would be nearly impossible. Very open to ideas!
Tom Wilson commented
This would be great to be able to filter based on the search terms. So tired of students searching for "Suicide Sqaud" and "Dank Memes".
Ric Gonzalez commented
Create a keyword search blacklist.
Adam Touchette commented
I came here to suggest this. I would like notifications in my inbox only if they search for a flagged term. I can take better action if I know they are actively looking for it.