Back to School: Personalizing the PC so Students Can See, Hear, and Learn More Comfortably

LaDeana Huyler, group communications manager for accessibility, Microsoft Going back to school means preparing for a new school year full of possibilities. While not on every traditional back-to-school checklist, making sure student technology is prepped and personalized for students is worth remembering. Whether you are a parent, educator, or both – you understand the challenge…


Security agent Ballmer

Guest post by: Joanna Hafenmayer, Citizenship Lead Switzerland February 16th was a crazy day in the life of the 4th graders of the primary school Näglimoos in Kloten, right outside of Zurich, Switzerland – and so it was for me. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was visiting the school and there was a media conference going…


Celebrating awareness to create a safer internet for your family

Every year the internet is growing as a common element in the daily lives of more families around the world. Children are beginning to use the internet at a younger age for many reasons such as social networking, school, and gaming. This growing trend has created welcome discussion amongst adults who understand the potential risks…


Employee volunteering program protects children online in Belgium

  Laurence Verriest, Community Affairs Lead, Microsoft Belgium. Child Focus is a Belgian NGO that has been working tirelessly to protect children online for many years. Microsoft has collaborated with Child Focus for the last four years and has been training children and teachers in schools around Belgium on internet safety. As one of the…