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Students, Do You Know the Rules for Safe Internet Use? Tell the World!

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)

Young people use technology all the time and encounter so many choices. How do we help them learn to use it responsibly? Can we help them think twice before they text, snap, and chat to prevent them from sharing personal information, engaging with strangers, or behaving unethically or inappropriately?

Students can take part in the Kids Safe Online Poster Contest, a national contest that encourages students to use the internet safely and securely. Virginia students in grades K–12 create posters illustrating the safe use of the internet and/or mobile devices for submission in the 2018 Commonwealth of Virginia’s Cyber Security Awareness “Kids Safe Online” Virginia Poster Contest. Submissions are due Jan. 11. Entries should be sent to [email protected].

View the Official Contest Rules and Entry Form on the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) web page, vita.virginia.gov. VITA is the contest sponsor in conjunction with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC).

Winning entries for each grade group (K–5, 6–8, and 9–12) will be entered in the national Multi-State Cyber Security Awareness poster contest. The winning posters will be part of the 2019 National Stay Safe Online Calendar. The winning Virginia posters will be featured on the VITA website.

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