DAVAO CITY – Trend Micro, Inc., a global leader in cybersecurity, brings here its art caravan that aims to raise awareness on Internet safety among kids and families, in partnership with JCI Duwaling, an all-female chapter of the Junior Chamber International Philippines.
The company will hold the final leg of its “What’s Your Story? Art Caravan” for 2017 at Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School on January 24; Davao Wisdom Academy on January 25; Sta. Ana National High School on January 26.
Trend Micro and JCI Duwaling have collaborated with the three schools in conducting seminars on Internet safety for students and teachers as well as art competitions for the students.
First launched in 2013, the art caravan visits different schools to encourage students to create digital or traditional art aimed at promoting Internet safety, in line with Trend Micro’s pursuit of a world safe for exchanging digital information.
For the 2017 edition, participants are asked to create art around the theme, “If you could change one thing about the Internet, what would it be?”
“Trend Micro envisions the Internet to be a safer and more secure place for every Filipino to exchange digital information. The ‘What’s Your Story? Art Caravan’ aims to encourage the youth to take part in that mission,” Trend Micro Director for Technology Marketing Myla Pilao said.
“The growing number of online crimes such as phishing scams, cyber bullying, identity theft, and sexual harassment shows the need to be more cautious online.”
New Generations 2015, a survey by Turner Broadcasting System Asia-Pacific, revealed that 93% of Filipinos aged four to 14 and living in Metro Manila use the Internet. Of the 500 respondents, 86% access social media.
“As the world becomes more interconnected than ever, we commit to helping build a generation of responsible Internet users, who understand the importance of cybersecurity and contribute to achieving it,” Ms. Pilao said.
“What’s Your Story” is just one of the programs that Trend Micro implements to create awareness and advance discussions on cybersecurity at homes and businesses alike.
The art competition is open to three categories of entrants: primary, secondary and tertiary students. Participants will have to create and submit A4-sized artworks in portrait orientation using oil, pastel, charcoal, pencils, crayons, markers or watercolor.
Trend Micro will announce a winner for each category in every leg of the caravan. Winners will receive P20,000 each at the end of the contest on February 14, 2018. For more information, please visit “Click Right” Facebook Page.
When it launched “What’s Your Story?” in the Philippines four years ago, Trend Micro asked students to come up with creative videos showing how to maintain a good reputation online.
“On the fourth year of our ‘What’s Your Story?’ art caravan, we hope to continue empowering the youth to take a closer look at how they use the Internet,” Ms. Pilao said.
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