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Trend Micro invites young Filipinos to promote online safety with “What’s Your Story” video contest


Trend Micro Incorporated calls out to young Filipinos from the age of 13 and above to submit video entries made to inspire others in promoting a safe online environment. In line with its ongoing online safety advocacy among kids, teens, and young adults, “What’s Your Story?”, an global online competition launched for the first time in APAC, aims to encourage the sharing of online usage experiences to be an instrument in spreading awareness on the dangers of the Internet and how to protect oneself through online safety practices.

“Trend Micro has been worked to build a safe online environment for Internet users. We have taken the responsibility upon ourselves to deliver the ideas of online security and online reputation to all families and their children, and would like to promote these ideas via multi-media content,” says Jenny Chen, Chief Culture Officer of Trend Micro. Across the globe, Trend Micro works with schools and NGOs to spread greater awareness resulting to growth of participation towards online safety.

The 2013 “What’s Your Story?” contest persuades the youth to voice out and influence their peers on the responsible use of the Internet through originally created videos addressing the theme of “How do I keep a good reputation online and what are the consequences of not doing so?”

“It is our intent that one day all family members, including children and teens, will be able to use the Internet correctly and safely,” Chen adds.

Trend Micro welcomes all internet users to submit video entries between 30 seconds and 2 minutes long in either the individual (18 years and above) or school category (participants between 13 and 17 years old whose entries must be submitted by a school representative) between November 1 and December 13, 2013 by uploading the entry on the official competition website.

Two winners from each category will be selected among the entries in the Philippines, representing the country in the Asia-Pacific regional competition where two overall winners will be awarded a grand prize of USD 5,000 each while runner-ups are entitled to USD 2,000 and USD 600

For more information on the contest and video entry requirements, visit the official contest website at http://whatsyourstory.trendmicro.ph