This page shows how to configure Chrome to use “safe” DuckDuckGo by default with the result that when you type something in the location bar in Chrome and hit <enter>, DuckDuckGo is used by default.
This page is not meant to imply DuckDuckGo’s safe search is better than any other search engine; DuckDuckGo is used for illustrative purposes.
The following screenshots were taken using Chromium 85 on Linux; your local version of Chrome (or Chromium, Brave, Vivaldi, etc.) will have cosmetic differences.
First, visit chrome://settings/search .
Then, click “Search engine”.
A long list of search engine options should appear. Click “Add”.
A dialog should appear. Enter:
safe duckduckgo ddg https://safe.duckduckgo.com/q=%s
Find “safe duckduckgo” in the list of engines. Right click on the 3 dots. Click “Make default”.
(note this image incorrectly shows “my safe duckduckgo” instead of “safe duckduckgo”. Oh well.
Enforcing safe search
Pluck v1.0.10+ has several features you can use to enforce safe searching and browsing.