What's your story? - Film Competition for Young People
Micro are running a film competition for young people aged 13 or older to
create a video for their competition "What's Your Story 2011". The
competition is open to individuals or schools in the USA,
UK and Canada. Videos can be submitted by individuals or as a group effort by their schools (Note this competion is open to Secondary Schools only).
include: One $10,000USD for the grand prize and overall winner; six $500USD category prizes (three awarded
to schools per category and three awarded to individuals per category). All prizes
are in US Dollars or the equivalent in British Pound Sterling or Canadian Dollars
at contest closing date.
The videos will be used to
help educate children, young people and families and will promoted by members
of the judging panel which includes Trend Micro, Childnet International and
videos should be 30 seconds to 2 minutes
long, must not use copyrighted content like someone else's music and must cover one of the
1. Being a Good Online Citizen
Being a good online citizen
means thinking critically about your behaviour and acting ethically while
online. Do you think about the consequences of what you say/post and do you
treat others as you would in person? Topics for this category may cover one or
more of the following:
- Cyberbullying or online harassment
- Keeping a good reputation online
- Setting a good example for others or
reporting bad behaviour (versus just being a bystander)
2. Using a Mobile Phone Wisely
There are more ways to
connect online today than ever before. Mobile phone apps make sharing things
like your location, photos, videos and what your dog had for breakfast so easy.
Think about the following regarding wise mobile phone use:
- Snapping, storing and sharing photos
& videos that you wouldn't be embarrassed to share with the world or
that wouldn't embarrass or hurt someone else
- GPS and geo-location privacy - who
would you want knowing where you are?
- Phone security - what would happen if
you lost your phone or it was stolen?
3. Maintaining Your Privacy Online
Free, fun and fabulous
services are a part of our online lives - but they do have their risks. You
need to be aware of what a stranger can find out about you and how your
information can be used in the wrong hands. Being a savvy web user is more
important than ever - how do you keep your personal information safe? Some
things to think about:
- Privacy policies - Do you know if your
personal information is being protected, how it's being used, or who it's
being shared with?
- Are you using secure website, privacy
settings and security software in a way that protects your information
from getting into the wrong hands?
- Do you respect the privacy of others,
or are you posting information or pictures about them without regard for
You can find out more about
the competition by visiting these links:
What's your story 2011 Home
Official Competition Rules (Please read before entering)
Internet Safety Advice