Qwant Junior

Dear users,

On November 28th we were invited to the  Educatec – Educatice forum in Paris, where we had the huge opportunity to introduce our newest product Qwant Junior to the french Minister of Education  Najat Vallaud – Belkacem .

What is Qwant Junior ?
It is the first search engine fully dedicated to kids from 3 to 12 years old. According to the Minister :

« Qwant Junior will be tested out in a few selected schools from January 2015. We aim to  raise awareness of best web practices among pupils. »

As for Qwant, we developed a secured search engine that gives access to culture by integrating websites recommended by the French Government :

– Najat Vallaud-Belkcem introduces Qwant Junior
[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/113270844[/vimeo]

– An exemple of search request :
[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/113275286[/vimeo]

Thanks to the Toulouse  University we have established a blacklist of incongrous websites (violence, pornography…) and we integrated a whitelist ( institutional websites, certified video channels…). We have removed any kind of ads, displays and shopping features.  Children will only get access to filtered web results.

Qwant Junior is for now a Beta version and will be introduced to journalists and media during the coming year.

We are very proud to develop (voluntarily) such project.  Education is facing a new challenge, the digital wave and we are willing to help .

Qwant Team