This post was created in partnership with Bing. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Earlier in the month I shared how you could help your child’s school earn free Surface tablets simply by using Bing for all your online searches. When you do your searching with Bing you accumulate points which can then be donated to a school of your choice (as long as it’s registered with Bing). The school can then use the donated points and redeem them for free Surface tablets that the children can use when in the classroom.
Bing in the Classroom is an initiative which is sponsored by Bing with the hopes of bringing technology to classrooms around the nation. When your child’s school works with Bing in the Classroom, they receive access to an ad-free search which will keep students on task and help them to stay focused when using the internet at school. In addition to safe, ad-free searching, Bing also provides teachers with digital literacy lesson plans.
We all know just how unsafe the internet can be for young, innocent children. Simply by typing in an innocent search term, a child can easily be shown things that are unacceptable for young eyes. And the ads that litter webpages are sometimes anything but acceptable for children. With ad-free search from Bing in the Classroom, ads will not appear and children can concentrate on the task at hand. The strict search filters help block out adult content and prevents student searches from being used for ad targeting. Ad-free search is already in over 5,000 schools and has already served up 35 million ad-free queries this year alone.
I want my children to have the best learning experience possible and I am thankful that Bing is offering that in my children’s schools.
Are you in support for an ad-free search for your child’s school?