Family search

With Yandex search you can find any information available on the internet, including internet resources “for adults”. Yandex offers different filtering modes so that you can control unwanted content in search results:

  • Moderate filter: sites “for adults” are excluded from search results if the query is not explicitly searching for such resources (this mode is enabled by default).

  • Family search: adult content and sites containing obscene language are completely excluded from search results (even if the query is clearly directed at finding such resources).

  • Do not filter: search results include all the documents found for the query, including internet resources “for adults”.

The Moderate and Family modes exclude unsuitable content from search results quite reliably, but sometimes they may fail or make a mistake. If you see a page “for adults” in Yandex search when filtering is enabled, please inform us of the URL.

How to enable Family search

You can choose how to filter found documents in the search results settings (the Settings link at the bottom of the page). To do this:

  1. Open the Search results settings page.
  2. Select the Family search mode in the Filter pages section.
  3. Confirm the changes by clicking Save and return to search page at the bottom of the page.
Attention. To save the selected filtering mode and apply it to new sessions, enable saving cookies in the browser settings.

You can disable Family search and choose another way to filter pages whenever you want.

You can also set up Family search by using Yandex.DNS or by entering the Yandex IP address with Family search in the hosts file. You can find out how to do this in the Family search for organizations article.

How to disable Family search

If Family search mode was selected on the Customize search results page, to disable it:

  1. Open the Search results settings page.

  2. Select the mode you want in the Filter pages block.

  3. Confirm the changes by clicking Save and return to search page at the bottom of the page.

  4. If you discover that the Family filtering mode is still enabled in search results:

If you still have questions about Family search, write to us.