Photo - (From left) Siti Haidah Harun and Junaidy Ismail, parents of Muhammad Afiq B. Junaidy, Grand Prize winner for Malaysia, Marissa Lim, Runner-up for Malaysia, and Jean Lim, Director, Channel Management and Marketing, Trend Micro Malaysia.
Internet content security firm Trend Micro Malaysia has revealed results of the 2014 edition of its video competition - What's Your Story? - which was designed to raise awareness about Internet security issues in the region.
Trend Micro Malaysia director, channel management and marketing, Jean Lim said this year's regional competition, which is an alternative platform to highlight internet safety issues among the younger generation, attracted more than 36,000 views of 100 entries from Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan.
Lim said the panel of judges this year included Trend Micro partners, Yahoo!, and Microsoft. The regional winners emerged from Taiwan and Philippines with their winning videos, one provocatively entitled 'Take your clothes off!' and 'The Story of my (Online) Life' respectively.
Trend Micro Malaysia also congratulated the two local winners today whose simple videos summed up the importance of thinking twice before you post up personal data online, she said.
The local winning entry entitled 'YOLO' emerged as the most well liked video on Trend Micro Malaysia's Facebook page, said Lim. This entry came from Muhammad Afiq B. Junaidy, age 21, and who is currently studying in the U.S as a chemical engineer. In addition, Marissa Lim, age 20, an advertising and graphic design student came up with '5 Online Don'ts' that highlighted the dangers of revealing sensitive personal data online.
Participants were required to submit their videos that were judged on three main criteria; creativity, relevancy and content that showcases this year's theme 'How to Keep a Good Reputation online and What Are the Consequences of Not Doing So?'
"Internet security is increasingly important in the digital era that we live in today, particularly for the youth who spends a large portion of their time online," said Lim.
"Among the long list of internet security issues are unsuitable content such as pornographic or violent materials being exposed to young children, cyber bullying or harassment, privacy concerns and reputation management that needs to be addressed," she said.
"Trend Micro is always looking for ways to raise awareness about the importance of staying safe in the digital sphere." she said. "The mission of Trend Micro Internet Safety for Kids & Families is to enable and empower kids, parents, teachers, and schools around the world to make the Internet a safe and secure place for today's youth. The 'What's Your Story' video competition is a great way to encourage conversations amongst them about the dangers that lurk online, how to safeguard yourself and still be able to get the most out of the Internet."
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