Bing in the Classroom: A Safe, Ad Free Way for Children to Search Online

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I love the way technology has shaped the way we teach our children. Even the youngest of learners can benefit from using apps, images, videos and information from websites to enhance their education. In my daycare, I am always pulling out my laptop to search online for vibrant examples that support what we are learning. The kids love seeing everything come to life, especially in videos. The other day we were talking about cows and milk, so I typed into the search engine “milk from cow video.” Instantly, dozens of links to video clips popped-up. I was very careful to screen each video first, because as most adults understand, not every video is meant for the eyes of little ones.

While, the internet provides a vast amount of learning materials, regular search engines are not always safe when put in the hands of children. Children don’t understand that even the links that seem innocuous can open a pandora’s box of inappropriate images, videos and information. Not to mention the onslaught of advertisements and other potential dangers.

When I was asked to share Bing in the Classroom, I jumped at the opportunity. I love that Bing in the Classroom provides ad-free, safe search for schools. This free program is now open to all eligible K–12 schools in the U.S. Not only does Bing in the Classroom offer an ad-free search, it also sets strict filters to help block adult content, prevents student searches from being used for ad targeting and adds specialized learning features to promote digital literacy in the classroom.

Here is a video that explains some more about Bing in the Classroom. After watching it, take a second and see if it is being offered at your local school.

If you are interested in getting your school signed up, simply visit Bing in the Classroom to learn more. You can also Sign up for Bing Rewards and donate your earned points to donate Surface tablets to schools. I don’t know about you, but this is a win-win!

If you support the idea of a platform that is ad-free, then click here to Show support for #adfreesearch and join parents and teachers around the country who are saying ‘Yes’ to #AdFreeSearch in schools!

*Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with Bing. I did receive compensation, but as always the thoughts and ideas are my own.

About 

Nicole Dash is a writer, blogger and business owner who lives in the suburbs outside Washington, DC with her husband and four children. She started her career as a journalist and copy editor. She also managed public relations and corporate communications for a national franchise company, but in 2006 started a child care business. In 2012, she launched Tiny Steps Mommy, a lifestyle and parenting blog that quickly gained a following and connected her to an expansive group of women-owned businesses. In 2013, she started a digital marketing consulting business that focused on growing community in an authentic way. Through those connections she was inspired to open Play, Work or Dash, a coworking space that also offers onsite childcare up to three hours per day. It is where like-minded professionals pursue their business goals with the extra level of support parents desire; a place where you "bring your kids to work." She is an active member of the Washington, DC blogger community. She has been published on The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Mamalode and Pop Sugar.

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