Since the inception, Kagi has been driven by the idea of humanizing the web, especially for families and kids. Our commitment to this cause was the inspiration behind the creation of Kagi. Many of our staff are parents are are working together to build a better search and web future for our children. We strive to provide a search engine that prioritizes the well-being of your loved ones, particularly the most vulnerable ones like children, by offering an ad-free and safe browsing experience. We offer two different group plans based on your specific needs.
The Kagi Family Plan is perfect for families wanting to search smarter, emphasizing learning over consumption while respecting your family's privacy. With a simple, affordable pricing model and powerful features, the Kagi Family Plan makes it easy to get the most out of Kagi Search as a family.
Table of Contents
- How to Use the Kagi Family Plan
- Unique Features
- Story behind the Poop Avatar
How to Use the Kagi Family Plan
To sign up for the Family Plan, select the plan that fits your family's size and needs at Kagi account creation.
Adding family members is easy, you can invite them via email through Kagi. For kids, you can use a username, and an adult will help them log in by getting a verification email.
The Family Plan dashboard gives you a complete picture of your family's members.
The Billing screen has the overview of the plan and allows you to update payment info or cancel the subscription.
The Kagi Family Plan has unique features that make it perfect for families.
Kid-Friendly Search Experience
The Kagi Family Plan also includes a kid-friendly search experience that uses strict content filters to ensure children are not exposed to harmful content. Kid’s profile simplifies the search experience with larger text, icons, and content adjusted for kids.
The Kagi Family Plan comes with parental controls that let parents manage their children's search experience.
Kagi allows parents to toggle whether kids will have access to the search results on the entire web or a restricted set of sites (whitelist) only through “lenses.”
Safe search filters exclude adult material from the search results.
AI tools can be beneficial for getting quick answers to common questions, but it's important to remember that they're not always accurate. As part of the Kagi Family Plan, we encourage families to talk to their kids about the potential risks and benefits of AI question-answering tools. It's important for kids to understand how these tools work and how to use them safely and responsibly in a way to nurture curiosity.
We added appropriate warnings for AI tools around the interface and a particular content-moderation filter to ensure AI output does not contain harmful content.
Lenses are a subset of search results that are restricted to a subset of whitelisted sites (up to 10 per lens). You can create and share multiple lenses, such as having a lens for Education, School work, or Entertainment and assign the default one to be used for searches. We allow you to export and import lenses to share with other community parents.
Parents can create lenses for children to ensure they have access to the resources they need while keeping them safe from inappropriate content.
In addition to lenses, we include the ability for parents to completely block (ban) websites from showing in the results, or to promote useful sites. Up to 1,000 websites can be curated in this way.
Our mascot Doggo now has a lady friend, and we introduced several new and delightful illustrations throughout the interface.
Story behind the Poop Avatar
Our selection of avatars for kids includes a poop avatar (which most kids find really funny), and there's a reason why we made this choice that goes deeper than what meets the eye.
In the day and age of smartphones, social media, and instant gratification, it's more important than ever to teach kids about identity, privacy, and online safety. That's why we've made a conscious decision to include a poop avatar in our selection of avatars for kids. We aim to educate kids about responsible technology use in an engaging, lighthearted way that inspires learning through fun.
It is an opportunity to teach kids that they are not their online avatar and help them develop a healthy sense of identity and self-esteem. Online avatars are often designed to be cute, funny, or attention-grabbing, but they don't necessarily reflect who the child is as a person.
When kids start using online identities at a young age, it's important to help them understand that their avatar is just a representation of themselves online, and that it doesn't define who they are in real life. This can help prevent them from feeling too attached to their online persona and from feeling hurt or embarrassed if they receive negative feedback or criticism online.
Teaching kids that they are not their online avatar can also help them understand the importance of privacy and security online. Kids need to learn how to protect their personal information and avoid sharing too much about themselves online, and understanding that their avatar is not a true reflection of who they are can help them understand why it's important to be cautious about what they share.
At Kagi, we believe that it's important to provide kids with a fun and engaging online experience while also teaching them important lessons about humanity, identity, privacy, and online safety. Our poop avatar is just one example of how we try to make online searching and learning more fun for kids, while also encouraging them to be thoughtful and responsible digital citizens.