Trend Micro’s “What’s Your Story?” Contest Will Award $10,000 to One Individual Film-Maker and One School

The Contest Calls for Entrants to Answer: “What Does the Internet Mean
to You?”

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), a global leader in security software, today announced its
2016 “What’s Your Story?” contest during this year’s Safer
Internet Day
. This year’s theme, “What does the Internet mean to
you?”, aims to spark conversation and have participants create a message
for others to spread online through social media.

Sponsored and supported by Trend
Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids & Families program
, “What’s
Your Story?” invites schools and individuals in the U.S. and Canada to
share their personal experiences and thoughts on what the Internet means
to them, both now and in the future. Trend Micro is offering two $10,000
grand prizes – one for an individual film-maker and another for a K-12
educational institution. Additional cash prizes will be offered for
runner-up winners.

“‘What’s Your Story?’ was created back in 2010 to enable and empower
kids, parents, teachers and communities around the world to use
technology safely, responsibly, and successfully. This year our call to
action is far bolder than before: We want to know what the Internet
means to its users,” said Lynette Owens, global director, Internet
Safety for Kids & Families Program, Trend Micro. “From the good to the
bad, the necessary and the not-so-needed. We want to know what students
and young adults’ experiences actually are, rather than assume we know
what they are. Knowing this will in turn help us all best focus our
efforts in supporting people, young and old, to thrive online.”

Video submissions will be judged on their ability to answer the question
effectively, as well as how much contestants have promoted their entries
via social media.

Finalists’ entries will be reviewed by a panel of experts in the fields
of Internet safety, media literacy, and technology. In addition to Trend
Micro, this year’s judges’ panel includes participants from
ConnectSafely, Twitter, iCanHelp, and NAMLE. A full list of judges and
supporters can be viewed here.

Winners will be announced on or around May 17, 2016. To learn more about
the contest details, submit a video, or see past winners, visit
Follow Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids & Families’ Twitter handle
and Facebook page (
for contest updates, and stay on top of the discussion using the hashtag

Trend Micro’s Commitment to the Internet Safety of Kids and Families

To support its vision of making the world safe for exchanging digital
information, Trend Micro aspires to make a difference by using its
expertise to make the world at large a better place. Trend Micro has
made a commitment to make the Internet a great place for young people
around the world through its world-wide employee volunteer program,
grants and donations to eligible organizations, and partnerships with
those who share its vision and mission. For Trend Micro’s free Internet
safety tips, tools and advice, visit the Internet
Safety for Kids & Families page

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in security software, strives
to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Built on 27
years of experience, our solutions for consumers, businesses and
governments provide layered data security to protect information on mobile
, endpoints,
and the cloud.
Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative
security technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and fits an
evolving ecosystem. All of our solutions are powered by cloud-based global
threat intelligence
, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™
infrastructure, and are supported by more than 1,200 threat experts
around the globe. For more information, visit


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