Making Learning Safer for Kids is sponsored on behalf of Bing in the classroom. All experiences and opinions are my own. #bingclassroom
For the longest time I can always remember my kids learning to use the computer at a young age. For some reason the computer has been a small piece in childhood development. In our family we instill that technology is an important and is constantly changing. My kiddo’s are pretty fluent and are above average users of the internet. It is scary how much our kids learn, and what they can be easily exposed to.
Thankfully Bing has stepped up to offer a controlled internet environment, called Bing in the classroom. With kids having access to the internet and computers at unprecedented levels. As a parent, I know the dangers that can lurk on the other side of the computer screen. I’d like to keep them that way for as long as I can because I value my children’s innocence.
Bing In The Classroom
In schools, when students use search engines other than Bing, they are shown ads that can distract from their studies. With Bing in the Classroom, all advertising is removed, there are strict filters for adult content, and enhanced privacy protection.
Along with providing educational enhancements, Bing in the Classroom removes ads and blocks searches from being used for personalized advertising for all Bing searches done through the school’s network, making Bing the only major search engine to provide a search offering tailored specifically for the classroom.
Please note: As a part of the program, all searches performed with Bing in the Classroom will be #adfreesearch, however, websites discovered and visited via search will still provide ads. Students will not be served ads in the Bing experience.
About Bing Rewards
We’ve made it even easier for people to support the schools they care about. Our popular Bing Rewards program enables people to earn credits towards Surface tablets for a school of their choice simply by signing up and searching with Bing. Now we are making it easier to see how many Rewards credits an individual school has earned. You can search for any school by ZIP code and see how many other people are contributing, how many Surface tablets the school has earned so far, and how many credits are needed to earn the next Surface. And we’ll also tell you if the school is registered for the search enhancements, so you can know if your kids are receiving ad-free, safer, more private search in the classroom when they choose Bing.
Anyone can earn credits just by searching the web with Bing—similar to a frequent flyer program. Credits can be donated to help get free Microsoft Surface tablets for schools. It’s easy! All you have to do is stay signed in as you search with Bing.