The Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) are now accepting entries for the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center’s (MS-ISAC) annual Kids Safe Online Poster Contest.

The goal of the contest is to engage young people in creating posters to encourage their peers to use the internet safely and securely. It’s also an opportunity for teachers in classrooms across Virginia to address and reinforce cybersecurity and online safety issues. All public, private or home-schooled students in kindergarten through grade 12 are eligible to participate.

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