Thursday, May 8, 2014

Help Your Child Surf the Web Ad Free

I'm thrilled to be partnering with Bing for this post; all opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

Sometimes I find it hard to believe that Samantha is about to graduate from kindergarten.  She reads her own books now and can do her homework without mommy or daddy reading the directions.  It just amazes me that my "little girl" is now a big girl that can read and operate a computer.  Yes, a computer!  Imagine how shocked I was when we went to an open house at the school to find my child routinely has computer time and is more computer literate than I was at her age!

But then sunk in all the concerns/worries that come along with navigating the internet.  We have a computer at home and the last thing I want is for Samantha to be on there for educational purposes and it turns out to be anything but.  For that reason we have yet to allow her to use the home computer but I was still worried about her computer use at school - until I found out about Bing in the Classroom.

 If you are not familiar with Bing, it is an online search engine similar to Google or Yahoo.  The special thing about Bing in the Classroom is that it removes ads and blocks searches from being used for advertising - #addfreesearch - and it's the first search engine to be tailored to the educational environment.  They use strict filters for adult content and enhanced privacy protection - I absolutely LOVE the steps they are taking to ensure our kids can use the internet for educational purposes without being subject to inappropriate content.
Bing is also enhancing our children's education by donating Microsoft Surface tablets to schools with their Bing Rewards program.  Visit their website to sign up for free and start earning points towards a free tablet for your child's school!

It's very simple to do - just sign in and use Bing for your internet searches and you will earn rewards points that can be donated to the school.  I love to see companies giving to our kids like this and I hope to get my family on board with the program so we can try to earn tablets for Samantha's school.

What do you think about Bing in the Classroom?  Are you going to sign up for Bing Rewards?

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