Social network /Internet safety advocates team up for online safety, and
a chance to win $10K.
OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Trend Micro Inc. (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704) today announced the third annual "What's Your Story?" an
award-winning, user-generated video contest that engages youth to
creatively share ideas on safe and responsible technology use. This
year's contest boasts new partners and categories, and is designed to
reflect the most current issues facing young people today as their
lives are increasingly lived online.
Canada is one of the most connected countries in the world. According to
Statistics Canada, close to 99 percent of teens living in Canada use
online tools in their daily lives.
Trend Micro continues to team with leading organizations involved in
educating schools, parents, and youth about the safe and responsible
use of technology. The 2012 judging panel includes: Common Sense Media,
ConnectSafely, Cyberbullying Research Center, Facebook, The Identity
Theft Resource Center, Office of the Privacy Commissioner/Ontario,
Twitter, The Wireless Foundation, and Yahoo! Safely.
What's Your Story? will award a grand prize of $10,000 to the winning
entry, with special categories for schools and individuals who submit
entries. For the 2012 contest, Trend Micro is introducing new
categories in the U.S. and Canada challenging anyone 13 years and
older, (outside of Quebec) including teachers working with their
classes, to create videos that offer thoughtful and compelling
solutions in the following categories:
Take action against bullying: How would you help a friend being bullied
Keep a good rep online: What's the right way to share?
Be cell smart: How can someone new to cell phones use it wisely?
Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario,
"As technology continues to evolve, it is more important than ever for
young people to understand the importance of protecting their privacy,
and their right to control their own personal information. Encouraging
youth to create videos for a contest is a wonderful way to spread this
message. To that end, my Office recently launched several teacher
resource guides to teach students Privacy by Design, and how this can
be designed into information technologies, business practices, and
networked infrastructure, as the default condition."
Lynette Owens, director of Trend Micro Internet Safety for Kids & Family
"When 'What's Your Story?' first started, I couldn't imagine the success
we would build. On this matter, young people have a lot to say. And
they have proven their ability to tackle some pretty difficult topics
in smart, thoughtful and creative ways. Their videos have traveled far
in educating their peers - from the screens of Times Square to
classrooms around the world. I am extremely proud of each and every
contestant and I am grateful for our partners, both past and present,
who have helped make this possible."
Contest winners will be announced in early May. To learn more about the
contest, submit a video, or see past winners, visit http://whatsyourstory.trendmicro.com
Follow updates on the contest on Twitter @WYSContest
Today, Trend Micro Ireland and the U.K. are also announcing the 2012
"What's Your Story?" contest
About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704), a global cloud security leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with
its Internet content security and threat management solutions for
businesses and consumers.
SOURCE Trend Micro Canada
For further information:
Claire M. Tallarico 416-616-9940