I posted last week about Bing Rewards and my new obsession with getting gift cards for searching. I’ve already earned another $5 Amazon since that post and used it today towards an order I was placing for a Father’s Day gift. Woot!
Bing has another awesome program called Bing in the Classroom . When you earn your Bing Rewards for searching, you can opt to donate them to a school of your choice to use towards Surface Tablets. Bing also provides daily digital literacy lesson plans that inspire critical thinking for teachers as a part of the program. The part of the program that stands out most to me; Bing in the Classroom provides ad-free, safe search for schools.
I think ad free searching is a HUGE deal for kids. Living in this hectic world, we get pretty inundated with ads all over our web browsing, scrolling text on our tvs, and just so much information. It’s everywhere we look. I know I feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information in the world on any given day, so I can only imagine that it’s even more intense for those little developing minds. Even though I don’t have kids, I’m at that point in life where the husband and I have many conversations about our future children, and I’m happy to know that they will be able to search and satisfy their curiosity in a safe, ad-free space. Little minds are so hungry for information and I think the ability to search the internet is an amazing tool that I wish had been so far developed when I was trying to wrap my mind around big concepts, doing my homework, and just wondering how things worked. And I also *know* that I would have gotten distracted by targeted ads trying to sell me on things, which is why ad-free searching is so awesome. You can find out more details and pledge your support to ad-free searching at Show support for #adfreesearch! I’m required to disclose a sponsored partnership between our site and Bing. I have been compensated in exchange for this post in the form of payment, product or experiences.