My oldest child is in Kindergarten and is already able to use the search engine to look for things. It makes me nervous to think about what she might find while she is online and what she might see. I liked it so much better when she stuck to PBS Kids or other apps on the iPad rather than the search engine. But she’s growing up and learning and is able to read quite a bit on her own. Which of course is what worries me.
My husband and I always agreed the kids would not have computers in their rooms, but nowadays with the iPad and iPhone, it doesn’t really matter because we can’t see what they are doing on those devices unless we sit right next to them.
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 ad free, however, websites discovered and visited via search will still provide ads. Students will not be served ads in the Bing experience.
How can you get involved and support your school? Simply by visiting the Bing For Classrooms Show Support page and selecting “Find your school” map in the lower right corner of the page. Next, enter your school’s zip code and select the name of your school via the dropdown menu and select “Find”. Then select the “Support Your School” section and click on the “Try it now, FREE!” section. You’ll be prompted to create a Microsoft account, or sign in with your Facebook account. All you have to do is stay signed in as you search with Bing to earn credits.
Bing is offering #adfreesearch for all schools, which includes the removal of all advertising, strict filters for adult content, and enhanced privacy protection. Bing makes internet safety standard in their search engine.