Filter adult content

With Yandex.Search, you can find any information available on the internet, including resources “for adults”. To exclude unwanted content from search results, Yandex provides different filtering modes for the documents found:

  • Moderate filter: Sites “for adults” are excluded from search results if the query does not explicitly search 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).
  • No 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 go wrong. If you see a page with “adult content” in Yandex.Search when filtering is enabled, please tell us its URL.

Enable family search

You can choose how to filter search results in the search settings. To do this:

  1. Under Filter search results, select Family search.
  2. At the bottom of the page, click Save.
Attention. To save the selected filtering mode and apply it to new sessions, enable cookies.

You can disable Family search and choose another way to filter documents at any time.

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 at Family search for organizations.

Disable family search

If Family search was enabled in search settings:

  1. In Filter search results, select the appropriate mode.
  2. At the bottom of the page, click Save.

If Family search still affects the filtering of search results after being disabled:

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