Attention Teachers & Educators!
The NYS Office of Information Technology Services, Chief Information Security Office (ITS CISO) is conducting a kindergarten through 12th grade computer safety contest in conjunction with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC).
The goal of the contest is to engage young people in thinking about cyber security through the creation of posters that will encourage their peers to use the Internet safely and securely.
The sponsors of the contest believe that young people know best how their friends and classmates are using the Internet and can craft the messages and the images that will resonate with their peers and help them stay safe online.
The contest is designed to be fun and educational. Enter the New York State contest to become eligible for the national contest! Winners will be awarded in New York in early 2020. Winners will be submitted to the national contest for category (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9 -12, and special education).
Entries may be used in national, regional and state cyber and computer security awareness campaigns. Examples can be found on the Kids Safe Online Webpage at http://its.ny.gov/eiso/keeping-kids-safe/children.
We encourage teachers to use this contest as one way to begin addressing cyber security and online safety issues in the classroom. For information and resources about cyber security issues visit the “Protecting our Children on the Internet” and MS-ISAC.
Poster submittals should be sent to:
Kids Safe Online NYS Poster Contest
NYS Office of Information Technology Services
Chief Information Security Office
1220 Washington Avenue
Building 5, Floor 4
Albany, NY 12226
Attn: Jessica Smith
Please use the Electronic Submission Form for all digital entries.
Deadline for submittals: December 17, 2021