Everywhere you look, there is someone or something trying to get your attention. Sometimes it’s for something good, and sometimes it’s not. Distractions are a part of life that we’ve grown all too accustomed to, and maybe it’s not for the best.
It’s hard, when I’m trying to help Afton with her homework, because her sisters will be watching TV and as soon as a commercial comes on, Afton is only interested in whatever shiny, tasty thing is being shown. I can’t keep her focused for more than a few minutes at a time, and I know it’s not to her benefit.
I worry about these distractions at school as well, because if you’ve ever searched for anything on the internet, you know you’re going to see a ton of ads trying to entice you over to a different site. How many of you have clicked on those links and completely forgot what you were searching for in the first place? I know I have! But thanks to Bing and their new ad free search initiative, I know that when my kids are in school, they won’t be inundated with ads, spam, or unsavory adult content.
It’s easy for me to monitor what my kids are doing on the internet when they are at home, because I’m only in charge of them, but teachers are far busier with larger classrooms of children, so it’s good to know that Bing has our back and will keep our kids learning with ad free search.
Interested in how the initiative works? Check out these super short videos about Bing in the classroom and see for yourself!
I am excited for Afton, who will start Kindergarten in the fall, to be able to search the web safely and ad free, and her sisters as well, since they will each be following her, one after another. I may not always be able to keep their attention at home, but at least they’ll be focused at school!
Join the initiative and support your school today!