Is it possible to make searches on Bing, Google or another search machine, that will only show results that is, for example, PG-rated?

For example, if I wanted to send a school student to search on the Bikini islands, a place where there has been done A-bomb tests, I'm sure it would be easy to get a lot of unwanted material in the form of swim suit pictures, magazines, etc. Would it be possible to get the search engine remove those results instead of using parental desktop tools, to block those sites?

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In Google, "Search settings", "SafeSearch Filtering", setting your search filter to 'strict' will return you pretty good safe results.

In Bing, under "Preferences", use the "disable filtering" dialog. It allows to display parental hits. See bing.com/settings.aspx.

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    you did that once or twice, hu? :) add "and the same in the preferences of bing" and you have a complete answer.
    – akira
    Jul 2, 2010 at 9:00
  • LOL, I don't know what you're talking about. Jul 2, 2010 at 9:01
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    bing.com has under "prefences" the same "disable filtering" dialog as google. same effect, it allows them to display parental hits. see bing.com/settings.aspx ... just add this to your answer and it is complete.
    – akira
    Jul 2, 2010 at 9:08
  • nice additional info. Jul 2, 2010 at 9:10
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    All automated filtering is subject to error - it's not an exact science. You should never rely on getting 100% safe results from even a strict search. However, I'd wager that most school students have seen more than bikini pictures on the web :)
    – Dan Diplo
    Aug 10, 2010 at 10:02

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