What’s Your Story? Contest winners create special powers to tackle cybersecurity issues
HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – March 22, 2021 – Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the global leader in cybersecurity, and Save the Children Hong Kong, a leading international NGO helping the most deprived and marginalised children, today announced winners of the 2020 ‘What’s Your Story?’ video contest. The annual contest aims to elevate the voices of students and engage them in addressing issues that they face on the internet, by asking them to create and submit a video to share their views.
Mr Matthew Chan (left), Business Director of Trend Micro Hong Kong, presents the award to the winner of the Open category, Tong Pak Him (middle) and Lam Lam. Eunice Yuen, the third member of the winning group, was not presented at the ceremony.
Ms Carol Szeto (left), CEO of Save the Children Hong Kong, presents the award to the winner of the School category, Li Sze Wing (middle) and Yuen Chi Ching from the Tuen Mun Government Secondary School.
Last year, students were asked the question: “How have you kept yourself safe online during the pandemic?” Video submissions were judged by representatives from Save the Children Hong Kong, Hong Kong Education City and Trend Micro, while public voting also contributes to the final score of the entries.
“Through this contest, students have shown us they are keenly aware of both the good and bad influences of the internet during the pandemic, and long to positively influence how it is used,” said Matthew Chan, Business Director of Trend Micro Hong Kong. “The special powers they came up with showed ingenuity, shed light on what they see as the most critical online problems, and emphasized their collective desire to do good. We’re grateful for all the contestants who shared such deeply personal submissions and want to congratulate the winners for their responses and effort in spreading their messages far and wide.”
“As more and more activities have been shifted to online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children and youth are faced with increased risks of privacy, exploitation and abuse in the digital world. At Save the Children Hong Kong, we have been promoting online safety for children, parents as well as the community,” said Carol Szeto, CEO of Save the Children Hong Kong. “We are delighted to see all the great videos created by students who took part in this competition. This created an opportunity for young people to be involved in educating one another on the importance of online safety and empowered them to address issues that affect their lives.”
Tong Pak Him, Lam Lam and Eunice Yuen won the top prize in the individual category with their submission titled “Have you used public Wi-Fi?“. The two cartoon characters thoroughly discussed the threats online and suggested ways to mitigate such risks with an interesting approach.
Tuen Mun Government Secondary School students Yuen Chi Ching and Li Sze Wing earned the grand prize in the school category for their entry, “What you need to know about Cybersecurity“. Supported by their teacher, the students take on the risks posed on public Wi-Fi and introduced ways to tackle such threats.
The award for the school with the most participation went to Tuen Mun Government Secondary School, whose students submitted five entries.
First started in the United States in 2010 by Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids & Families program, “What’s Your Story?” comes to Hong Kong for the first time with the full support of the Save the Children Hong Kong. The competition invites schools and individuals in Hong Kong to share personal experiences and suggestions on addressing cybersecurity issues kids and families are facing in daily life. Video submissions were judged by their ability to inspire, as well as how effectively contestants have promoted their entries via social media.
A complete list of the 2020 winners and finalists in Hong Kong, and details of the contest can be found at https://whatsyourstory.trendmicro.com.hk/.
About Trend Micro Internet Safety for Kids & Families
Founded in 2008, the mission of Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids & Families is to enable and empower kids, parents, teachers, and schools around the world to make the Internet a safe and secure place for today’s youth. ISKF does this through a worldwide employee volunteer program, grants and donations to eligible organizations, strategic partnerships with organizations working to protect youth, educational programs, and a robust series of online tips and solutions for parents, educators, and youth. For ISKF’s free Internet safety tips, tools and advice, visit: https://internetsafety.trendmicro.com/.
Save the Children Hong Kong’s Commitment to Online Protection for Children
The internet has become an integral part of our lives, but has also exposed children to risks of privacy, sexual exploitation, and abuse. Through educational sessions and our Netizen Academy, a web-based resource centre which offers interactive games, social media guidance and videos, Save the Children Hong Kong helps parents, children and community members learn about online safety and potential cyber risks, to protect children from harm.
About Trend Micro
Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity, helps make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Leveraging over 30 years of security expertise, global threat research, and continuous innovation, Trend Micro enables resilience for businesses, governments, and consumers with connected solutions across cloud workloads, endpoints, email, IIoT, and networks. Our XGen™ security strategy powers our solutions with a cross-generational blend of threat-defense techniques that are optimized for key environments and leverage shared threat intelligence for better, faster protection. With over 6,700 employees in 65 countries, and the world’s most advanced global threat research and intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure their connected world www.trendmicro.com.hk.
About Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Since our founding more than 100 years ago, we have changed the lives of more than 1 billion children. Established in April 2009, Save the Children Hong Kong is part of the Save the Children global movement which is made up of 30 member organisations and operates in almost 120 countries. In Hong Kong and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. Visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.