Dutch startup WizeNoze is going like a rocket. After the release of JouwZoekmachine – YourSearchEngine, the first search engine for kids – and a year full of successes, Diane Janknegt and her team launched the JouwZoekmachine-app in the App Store. On primary schools, the webversion of JouwZoekmachine is already widely used. Now there’s also the iOS-app, which children can use at home.
Kids who search the internet for information, are often confronted with difficult and non-relevant results. For WizeNoze the reason to start in September 2015 with JouwZoekmachine. 80% of the primary schools have already embraced the search tool. With the tool, kids can search on their own reading and comprehension level. “So a child of eight gets offered easier sources then a child of thirteen”, says Janknegt. Good to know: JouwZoekmachine is not a filter. “Our software is much more advanced. “For example, a filter blocks the word ‘sex’. Our technology does give results, adjusted on the age.”