A student from Port Jefferson Station is one of the winners of a statewide poster contest.
Brooke Anderson, who attends Clinton Avenue Elementary in the Comsewogue School District, was one of three winners in the K-2 division of the New York State “Kids Safe Online” Poster Contest.
There were 15 winners overall from Kindergarten through 12th grade selected from 977 entries submitted by 100 schools across the state.
The goal of the annual contest, held each year from 2005, 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.
Students have a chance to illustrate their concerns about cyberbullying, sharing too much personal information and the appropriate use of social media platforms with their peers and teachers in a positive way.
The contest is hosted in conjunction with the Center for Internet Security’s Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
The winners’ artwork will be featured in the 2021 New York State “Kids Safe Online” Calendar. Winners will also receive a New York State certificate of achievement.
To see all of the winning posters visit its.ny.gov/2019-2020-kids-safe-online-poster-contest.