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Cyber Security Awareness

If you know a kid who likes to be creative, have them put their artistic talents to good use through MN.IT Services Kids Safe Online poster contest.  Their efforts could be featured in a national calendar.

Kids in grades K-12 can submit a poster illustrating the safe use of the Internet, computers and/or mobile devices. Poster ideas can include cyber bullying, visiting safe websites, and the dangers of online gaming, to name a few. The idea is to raise awareness among children of all ages about online and computer safety.
 
Up to three state winners in each grade group (K-5, 6-6 and 9-12) will be selected to represent Minnesota in the National Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) Cyber Security Awareness National Calendar Contest. Last year, Minnesota had two national winners. (Go to the MS-ISAC website site to see their work featured in the 2014 calendar.)
 
Entries must be received by February 5, 2014. If you know an artistic kid or a school that may be interested in participating, check out the contest details by viewing the "Kids Safe Online" tab below. 

Kids Safe Online

The Kids Safe Online Poster Contest is a great way to teach children in grades K-12 about cyber security. The deadline to submit posters is Feb. 5, 2014.

The contest is open to all public, private or home-schooled students in kindergarten through twelfth grade and is administered by the State of Minnesota's central IT organization, MN.IT Services and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC).


 
 

Cyber Security Awareness Month

Each October, State security experts host a series of events on the State Capitol Campus and across the state in greater Minnesota agency offices to promote cyber security. See the October 2013 Proclamation signed by Gov. Mark Dayton in honor of Cyber Security Awareness Month.