Adult Video Search Engine (AVSE) is a web-based application that assists people in locating adult content on the Internet. AVSE was developed at the request of many parents who wanted tools to help them keep track of their children’s online activities. The site provides parents with information about what sites their kid’s visit, how long they stay on each site, and where they go after visiting these websites.
A unique feature of AVSE is its ability to provide results based on keywords entered by the users. Instead of having to navigate to different pages on the site manually, the user can perform a keyword search right from the home page. As a result, the website becomes easier for parents to use. The homepage of AVSE contains links to popular categories of adult content, including sex toys, nude photography, porn videos, and erotica. Parents can enter specific URLs or keywords and receive instant results. There are no advertisements on the homepage; instead, users are presented with a link to access the features of the site. Adult Video Search Engine provides details on the exact age rating of each site visited by the child. If the parent wants to prevent his/her child from accessing certain types of material, he/she can block certain domains and IP addresses on the home page. When a URL is blocked, the corresponding icon appears red on the homepage. After blocking a URL, the parent can view a list containing detailed information about each domain or IP address.
As previously mentioned, AVSE uses keywords to conduct searches. A list of the top 5 keywords is displayed on the homepage. These are listed in alphabetical order, starting with “adult” and ending with “video.” At the bottom of the list, options are provided to narrow down the search results using additional keywords. An example would be if a parent wants to find only erotic movies, she could enter the keyword “erotic” in addition to the keyword “adult.” Another option available on the homepage is filtering out videos containing certain words or phrases. For instance, the parent might want to avoid searching for any titles with the word “sexy” or “naked.” Using these filters makes it possible to save time while browsing the results.
When a user clicks on a particular category of videos, the list of videos contained in that category appears. Each row displays the title of the video, the number of times it has been viewed, the date added to the database, the age rating, the description, the category, and comments left by viewers. In some cases, a thumbnail image is displayed along with the name of the file. Users can click on the filename to open a window displaying the actual contents of the file.
Adult Video Search Engine also offers Parental Control Tools and Web Filtering Options. Parents can control what their kids can watch on AVSE. The Parental Control Tool allows users to block certain domains and IP numbers entirely, while the Web Filtering Option lets parents choose whether to allow certain words and phrases to appear on web pages.