Enabling SafeSearch

SafeSearch is a feature of search engines that can help you filter explicit or offensive content. When you enable SafeSearch, the search engine filters explicit or offensive content and returns search results that are safe for children, you or at work.

You can use Cloudflare Gateway to enable SafeSearch on search engines like Google, Bing, Yandex, YouTube and DuckDuckGo.

Enable SafeSearch

You can enable SafeSearch for Gateway by following the steps below: SafeSearch Card

  1. Visit 'Policies'. If you don't have a policy, create one.

  2. Visit 'Overview' tab in the policy.

  3. Scroll down to see the 'SafeSearch' card

  4. Enable the switch inside the 'SafeSearch' card

  5. Hit 'Save'

Test SafeSearch

You can test if SafeSearch is working by performing dig on the search engines. Instead of returning the regular IP address, you should see the CNAMEs returned like below:


Google will return forcesafesearch.google.com. SafeSearch Google


YouTube will return restrict.youtube.com. SafeSearch Youtube


Bing will return strict.bing.com. SafeSearch Bing


DuckDuckGo will return safe.duckduckgo.com. SafeSearch DuckDuckGo