[Feature Request] Enforcing or locking safe search or strict search in Brave Search

Description of the issue:

We live in a world where research proves the existence of pornography addiction and it’s terrible effects on the brain. Children can have easy access to internet pornography through searches so parents who are aware will want the best solutions available. Also pornography or internet addicts are trying to get tools to quit.

It would be absolutely phenomenal if Brave provided a way to enforce or lock safe search or strict search on Brave Search and prevent it from being easily bypassed.

Maybe create a way for developers to take advantage and enforce it through their software like how several blockers do so by what Google provided. Like some form of enterprise policy. Google provides a way to implement this enforce/lock safe search method well.

Or maybe implement a search engine similar to safe.duckduckgo.com.

So an example


would exists so that other search engines can be blocked via a 3rd party app and only use search engines with safe search on.

Google has information on the way they provide this maybe some ideas can be gotten from information on these links:

Thanks for reading and hope this is implemented very soon.

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I agree, we need a way to lock the safe search option like google.com does. Need to protect the most vulnerable.


Replying to helpfully bump this thread. This is an EXTREMELY necessary feature. I think everyone who understands the severity of pornography is dissuaded from using brave. I have younger family members that are stuck using censorship ridden duckduckgo for this reason. I’m not sure why this isn’t a feature yet - please implement an alternative domain or Safe Search dead lock of some kind. I would gladly recommend brave search to family and vulnerable addicts if so.


I would recommend using a custom Dns like NextDNS (pihole possibly) to block the adult content domains themselves. By doing it, users will not be able to connect via normal ISP but will need to use a their custom dns (like vpn) to circumvent nextdns.

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Another vote to add the ability to force safe search.
Custom DNS is a tool worth using, but image searches through a search engine is a bypass to that which takes no brainpower whatsoever.

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I’ve moved this thread into the feature request section on your behalf.


Greatly appreciated :slightly_smiling_face:

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Shouldn’t this be on #brave-search section?
Also, this is a must feature for a search engine.

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Why has this not been implemented yet??? Who is responsible for the hold up?
Adult search is wide open? Who is slacking off? Post names! Fire this idiot right now! Someone needs to be held accountible.
The adult lock can easily be toggled off.
Did the devs not realize this or they wanted to groom kids!!! Fire them now and get this locked! Who is slacking off!!!


It is delibreately made that way, and will stay that way.

All search engined fucntion this way.

Yes it was deliberately made that way and no it won’t stay that way as long as the devs are catering people and actually want different kinds of people to use their search engine. It’s an easy way to increase Brave Search’s popularity because people like having options to prevent/lock safe search.

Isn’t safeseacrch being lock or not depends on the DNS?
So if you want to prevent it, you can just use a different dns

Also why is it still on #brave-feature-requests:desktop-requests . Maybe that’s why this request isn’t gaining any attention. This Should be on #brave-search or #brave-search:search-feedback .

you can’t turn it off in


Duckduckgo(doesn’t show the safe search options)

also in qwant, yandex

So a good news update on this feature request guys. After encountering this comment here

I think I can confirm that it is true that safesearch.brave.com has been implemented. You can still change the strictness setting but it will have no effect on the results that show up if you do search up something that is NSFW.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make this possible! Happy Brave Searching.

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