The Rundown

Who are you? How does it all work? You’re a teen in the digital age. You use internet connected devices as part of your everyday life, whether for school, research, entertainment, or social connectivity purposes.

What is this challenge about? We believe you have a rich set of experiences online. We hope all of them are positive ones. But statistics reported by watchdog organizations say otherwise. We believe in the power of your voice, and in the power of your stories.

We invite you to share your stories to educate and empower your peers on any of the following topics:

  • On a scale of 1-10 (1: least safe, 10: safest), how safe do you feel online? What makes you feel safe? What makes you feel unsafe?
  • How do you spend your time online? What are your favorite platforms and why? How do you ensure that you’re safe on your favorite platforms?
  • Have you or anyone you know ever experienced cyberbullying? Did you get help? If so, from whom? If not, why not? What resources are available in your community if a friend finds themselves in this position? What did you learn from it?


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  • Please Fill out the Form given below and submit your challenge
  • One per student. Either a poster, or a video of no more than 2 minutes in duration.
  • Format:
    • Poster: JPEG / PNG format set up for a landscape canvas. You can either submit a scanned hand-drawn poster, or one generated with the help of a digital tool of your choice.
    • Poster should upload only in (width:380px, Height:170px) ratio only
    • Video: 2 minute duration maximum, 1 minute duration minimum.
    • Language: English

Upload in Youtube and share the link

Important Dates

  • Competition opens: September 15, 2023
  • Deadline to submit:
    • Early bird deadline: Oct 1, 2023
    • Regular deadline: Oct 15, 2023


  • You are a middle or high school student from anywhere in the world (ages 10-20) as of Oct 15, 2023
  • Two categories:
    • Middle School
    • High School


  • Each category will have 3 prizes:
    • First place: $300
    • Second place: $200
    • Third place: $100
  • Each prize also comes with the opportunity to interview experts in the cybersecurity fields to understand what their work entails.

What does it take to win?

  • Bring your creativity and originality to life through your work product. Educate, engage and empower your peers. And this should go without saying, ensure your entry is factually accurate.
  • There is a voting section on the contest page, and we get part of the input on which entry is engaging people through the number of likes your entry gets. So, get the word out, and get your family, friends and teachers to vote for yours!
  • Feature your work on social media with the hashtag #STOCyberSafe and earn even more points. Don’t forget, you get points for each post within the competition timeline.
  • Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. Each platform you follow us on earns you additional points.
Got Questions?
You can reach us at admin@safeteensonline.org

#STOCyberSafe FAQs

The #STOCyberSafe Challenge is an initiative that invites middle and high school students to share their online experiences. The aim is to educate and empower peers on topics like online safety, favorite platforms, and cyberbullying. Submissions can be in the form of a poster or a video.

Students aged 10-20 from anywhere in the world are eligible to participate. There are two categories: Middle School and High School.

Each category will have three prizes:
  • First place: $300
  • Second place: $200
  • Third place: $100
    Winners also get the opportunity to interview experts in the cybersecurity field.

  • Competition opens: September 15, 2023
  • Early bird deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Regular deadline: October 15, 2023

You can submit your entry through the STO weblink provided in the challenge details. Submissions are immediately visible on an STO webpage.

For posters, a high-resolution PDF set up for a landscape canvas is required. For videos, the duration should be between 1 and 2 minutes. All submissions must be in English.

Winners will be chosen based on creativity, originality, and factual accuracy. Public voting on the contest page will also influence the decision.

You can earn extra points by featuring your work on social media with the hashtag #STOCyberSafe. Following the organizers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn will also earn you additional points.

You can cover topics like how safe you feel online, your favorite online platforms, or experiences with cyberbullying. The aim is to educate and empower your peers through your experiences.

For any queries, you can reach out to admin@safeteensonline.org.

Feel free to share these FAQs to help spread the word about the #STOCyberSafe Challenge!