Bing goes to school

By Kip Kniskern | Posted June 24, 2013 6 comments

Microsoft continues to try to inch ahead in its battle to catch market leader Google.  This time it’s the “Bing For Schools” program, announced today in a Bing Search blog post and accepting requests to bring Bing For Schools to your school at www.bing.com/schools.

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The program, set to launch later this year, will offer schools and school districts options for tailoring their search experiences using Bing:

Bing For Schools will offer schools in the U.S. the option to tailor the Bing experience for K-12 students by removing all advertisements from search results, enhancing privacy protections and the filtering of adult content, and adding specialized learning features to enhance digital literacy.

By using Bing For Schools, school networks will get an ad-free, SafeSearch enabled, and specialized for education Bing searches, all for free.

Posted June 24th, 2013 at 10:26 am
Category: Bing
Tags: Bing
  • Fred A.

    I think this is a great idea for Bing Search, and the Bing team. I hope it catches on…

  • Fred A.

    I think this is a great idea for Bing Search, and the Bing team. I hope it catches on…

  • Liberal Republic

    As a parent, i support this idea. Why should children be exposed to commercial ads as if there aren’t enough already to mess up their minds.

  • Liberal Republic

    As a parent, i support this idea. Why should children be exposed to commercial ads as if there aren’t enough already to mess up their minds.

  • http://www.techmansworld.com/ Michael Hazell

    Many filtering solutions like LightSpeed Systems can block the advertisements and already make the popular search engines like Google and Bing always have safesearch set to strict. But, I guess this is another way to make search more acceptable in schools.

  • http://www.techmansworld.com/ Michael Hazell

    Many filtering solutions like LightSpeed Systems can block the advertisements and already make the popular search engines like Google and Bing always have safesearch set to strict. But, I guess this is another way to make search more acceptable in schools.