Microsoft has announced a new program in its Bing division designed to expand the use of its search engine in education. The program is called simply Bing For Schools and will allow students in K-12 a way to use Bing without having to encounter any ads generated by its search results.
The Bing blog has more information on the new program, which will officially launch later this year. In addition to removing ads, Microsoft says that Bing For Schools will also have better privacy protections and a way to filter out adult content in search results. Microsoft says that Bing For Schools will lock the adult content filter to "the strict setting and remove kids ability to change it."
Microsoft says that schools can choose to use the regular Bing experience or the new Bing For Schools system, which will be free to access. It added, "For those that opt-in, Bing will enable the experience across all searches from within the school’s network on Bing.com, without any need for special software or a different search address."
While the final details are still being formulated, Microsoft says that Bing For Schools will also offer some "short lesson plans" that are designed to help students better their digital literacy skills. Schools that want to learn more about the new Bing program can go to its official website to sign up so they can receive more information ahead of the formal launch.
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