TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,669 Reviews & Articles | 36,039 News Posts

Microsoft unveils Bing for schools, removes ads and sets "SafeSearch" to maximum

Microsoft unveils a custom tailored Bing aimed at the k-12 school system

| Internet & Websites News | Posted: Jun 24, 2013 6:23 pm

This morning Microsoft unveiled its new Bing for Schools initiative, a voluntary program that offers schools in the US a custom tailored version of its Bing search engine that is K-12 appropriate. The customization process removes all advertisements from the search engine you to Microsoft believe that schools "are fore learning and not for selling".

 

TweakTown image news/3/1/31284_1_microsoft_unveils_bing_for_schools_removes_ads_sets_safesearch_to_maximum.jpg

 

SafeSearch, brings built-in adult content filter is configured to the strictest settings by default and is locked down so students are unable to change it back manually. Microsoft says that there will also be many more enhanced privacy protections, but declined to elaborate further.

 

Bing for Schools will come with several bundled short lesson plans that the school can use to teach students basic digital literacy skills. "We see the program as something we can build alongside teachers, parents, and visionaries to create the best possible search experience for our children," Matt Wallaert, a Bing Behavioral Scientist said.

 

Bing for Schools will be available later this year just in time for the new school season.

NEWS SOURCE
Bing.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Internet & Websites news at our Internet & Websites news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below