The Internet can provide a wealth of information and learning tools for our kids, but it can also be a place where kids can easily get into trouble. Not only do we want to protect our children from adult content, but also from unhealthy marketing messages, games and social networking sites that can distract from the educational opportunity the Internet provides. Microsoft estimates that 15 billion search ads are being shows to our children while in school.
Bing in the Classroom is a new, free program focused on helping kids use technology to satisfy and inspire their curiosity. This program allows ad-free, safe, private search in schools through three ways:
- Removal of all advertisements from Bing search results
- Automatic strict filtering to help block adult content
- Disabling the use of student searches for targeted advertising
Not only does the program allow ad-free, safe, private search, but it provides educators with resources to teach digital literacy skills- something that is essential in the digital world we live in. A new lesson plan is even available daily for use at home or at school.
I have three Kindergartners.
I can protect them the best I know how at home, but while they are at school, we put our trust in the teachers and staff. Knowing that my children’s school implemented Bing in the Classroom would show that they are serious about my children’s education.
Help Your School Earn Free Tablets!
Similar to a frequent flier program, anyone can help earn a Surface tablet for their school with Bing Rewards! . All you have to do is stay signed in when you search through Bing. Your credits can then be donated to help get free Microsoft Surface tablets for your school!
Does your school have Bing in the Classroom?
This post was created in partnership with Bing.