From Cyberbullying to Online Reputations to Cell Phones, ‘What’s Your Story?’

Feb 16, 2012 8:35 AM ET

Internet Safety for Kids & Families - Advice for Families & Schools from Trend …

By Lynette Owens

The world's current obsession with kids and technology is understandably rooted in the fear of the unknown and is further fueled by the media's sensationalization of "kids gone wild" stories that are true but rarely happen.  It's hard to see some of the great things kids may be doing to make their online world a better one.

The only thing we hear is: the Internet is scary and kids shouldn't be there.

Bad things do happen online.  But sometimes, most of the time, good stuff happens, too.

That's why we are happy to announce that our 3rd annual 'What's Your Story?' video contest is now open for entries. For a third time, we want to hear what young people have to say about issues related to their safety and responsibility online. For another year, we will award the best entry with $10,000 and runner-up prizes to the best individual and school entries. If the last two years serves as any predictor of the third, we believe young people have a lot to say on these matters and they want and need to be heard.

Continue reading about Trend Micro's 3rd annual 'What's Your Story?' video contest.

  About Trend Micro
To support our vision of making the world safe for exchanging digital information, Trend Micro aspires to make a difference by using our 20+ years of expertise in developing world-class security software for homes and businesses to make the world at large a better place. One of the ways we do this is through a commitment to make the Internet a safer place for young people around the world.