Singapore video contest to create greater awareness of online privacy, security
By Digital News Asia November 22, 2013
- ‘How to keep a good reputation online and what are the consequences of not doing so’
- First started in North America 3yrs ago, part of global initiative to promote greater awareness
TREND Micro Singapore has launched a ‘What’s your story’ online video contest aimed at youth in the city-state to encourage them to share their online usage experiences through creation of their own videos.
The contest’s other goal is to advocate teenagers and their families to use the Internet safely, the company said in a statement.
The topic ‘How to keep a good reputation online and what are the consequences of not doing so’ urges Singaporeans to take a closer look at their online engagement. With Singapore having the highest rate of Internet usage in South-East Asia and growing number of attacks, it becomes important to stay vigilant.
Claiming that the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network blocks 200 million threats every day, Trend Micro Singapore country manager David Siah said, “The only way that we can protect ourselves is to take greater control of our online activity and identity.
“We see this programme as one that helps create greater awareness and are delighted to have the Media Development Authority, Media Literacy Association as well as Microsoft and Yahoo! supporting this event,” he added.
First started in North America three years ago, the ‘What’s your story’ contest is part of Trend Micro’s global initiative to promote greater awareness for Internet safety. In a bid to build a generation of responsible digital citizens, the Internet Safety for Kids and Families global outreach looks to educate consumers through providing resources and collaborating with experts and institutions globally.
Through its official event website, the contest provides participants with all the resources they require, as well as online security tips, the company said.
The contest welcomes all students or Internet users 13 year of age and older to participate individually. The contest is open till Dec 22, and Trend Micro will be accepting originally created and unpublished videos on the website.
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