This article is sponsored by Bing.
I honestly can’t believe this but I have a teenager. I swear just YESTERDAY I was holding my newborn in my arms. Time sure flies and even though I have 14 years of parenting experience under my belt, it’s still shocking to think that my son will be entering high school next year.
Parenting a teen isn’t any easier or harder than having a younger child but it does come with it’s own set of challenges. Your child still needs to be protected, especially online. Now the only difference is, you don’t have to worry about your child accidentally finding something they shouldn’t be doing online. That’s because they won’t be doing it accidentally…it will be totally on purpose. How can it be prevented? By removing temptation!
As children progress through school, they use the internet more and more often. The internet is an awesome learning tool but it’s also filled with potential distractions such as ads and can end up being a time suck. Tyler uses the internet a lot now so I can only imagine what it will be like next year with a full course load.
How Bing in the Classroom Prevents Distractions:
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.
How to Support Ad Free Search:
Ad free search is pretty cool huh? I’m surprised ad free search isn’t utilized across the board already. It seems like kind of a no-brainer to use search engines that make sure kids are focused on schoolwork instead of viewing ads.
I know you’re wondering how to help to implement Bing in the Classroom at your child’s school so just click here and select the yellow “I want my schools to have #adfreesearch” button.
How To Sign Up For Bing Rewards:
You can also support your local school using Bing. Follow the steps below and start earning rewards today:
To begin supporting schools with Bing rewards, simply visit the campaign landing page and select “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”.
From here, 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.
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.