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At six, my first grader is proud of the computer in her classroom and is always eager to attend weekly computer lab instruction in her NYC public school. Together, we often search for answers to her questions including: “What happens if you swallow a tooth?” and “How much blood is in my body?” It’s amazing how technology is a facet of our everyday lives, because at Lucia’s age, I was just introduced to Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego on a prehistoric floppy disk.
That being said, I’m concerned about what my children are exposed to in our modern technological age. As my kids are growing older and becoming more tech savvy I’m troubled by online ads and marketing to young children. That’s why I was eager to learn about Bing in the Classroom , a free service that enables students to search online safely and privately, within their schools through a filtered ad blocking system. School districts can now sign up for Bing in the Classroom ensuring that every single ad is removed from Bing.com search results – allowing children to learn and explore without being exposed to marketing, adult content and visual distractions while halting the use of search data for personalized ad profiles. Through Bing in the Classroom, teachers can also access daily lesson plans aligned with common core standards through a corresponding, visually stunning Bing homepage image.
I appreciate Bing’s commitment to bringing technology to schools through their surface tablet program. Alongside Bing Rewards, teachers and Bing users can earn and donate points to their designated school of choice. These points are earned by simply searching the web via Bing, testing new Bing features and taking advantage of exclusive Bing offers. Credits are then accumulated to have Microsoft Surface Tablets sent to your designated school. Approximately 60 participating Bing users can earn one surface tablet per month. Find out if your school is participating and how much progress needs to be made to earn a surface tablet.
To learn more about Bing in the Classroom and how to Show support for #adfreesearch! watch the below video and visit Bing.com/Classroom.