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Montana launches second annual K-12 Kids Safe Online poster contest

Poster contest helps teach kids about online safety through art.

Helena, Mont. – The Governor’s Office and the State Information Technology Services Division today launched the state’s second annual Kids Safe Online Poster Contest to encourage young people to think about cybersecurity and help educate other youth on safe online practices.

The statewide contest is being conducted in conjunction with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) National Kids Safe Online Poster Contest. It is open to Montana students in kindergarten through grade 12. Students will create posters based on a selection of topics such as safe use of the Internet or mobile devices. School principals, administrators, or teachers should register their school in the contest by November 27, 2019 and entries must be submitted by December 20, 2019.

“Last year’s inaugural Montana ‘Kids Safe Online’ poster contest raised awareness about staying safe online for the students and schools that participated across Montana,” said Andy Hanks, Montana’s State Chief Information Security Officer. “Sarah, a 4th grader from Radley Elementary in East Helena MT, was one of twelve winners in the National ‘Kids Safe Online’ poster contest to have their poster featured in the 2020 MS-ISAC Cybersecurity Calendar.” added Hanks.

The Montana Information Security Advisory Council (MT-ISAC) will pick 13 state winners and Governor Steve Bullock will pick the overall top four state winners. The 13 state winners will be featured in the 2021 Montana Kids Safe Online calendar and submitted to MS-ISAC to be entered in the national poster contest. The top four state winners will be featured on cybersecurity awareness and computer safety posters around the state.

For more information about the Montana Kids Safe Online Poster Contest, visit: https://cybersecurity.mt.gov/poster.

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