“What Does the Internet Mean to You?” Receives Record-Breaking Responses from International Audience for the 2016 What’s Your Story Video Contest

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Amateur film-maker and three-time school applicant win Trend Micro’s
Internet Safety for Kids & Families video contest

DALLAS & MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO:
4704
; TSE:
4704
) today announced winners of the 2016 ‘What’s Your Story?’ video
contest. The international contest that aims to engage and empower youth
through video and promote positive social media use asked participants
in the US and Canada to submit videos that answer the question, “What
Does the Internet Mean to You?” The winners – one individual and one
school – will each be awarded a grand prize of $10,000. Runner-up
winners – two individuals and two schools – will take home a $1,000
prize each.


Stephen Ko of East Hanover, NJ won the individual category for his video
“Who Will You Be?” and Kiski Area Intermediate School of Vandergrift, PA
took top honors with their video, “A Meaningful Journey.” By being
candid and adding a humorous touch to his entry, Ko was hoping to have a
leg up on the competition. “I have no idea what I would do without the
internet,” Ko said. “Since we make the internet what it is, who we are
on the internet is important in making the internet a better place.
Behind every status update, FB post or online video is a person, and all
it takes is a single comment to ruin someone’s day. Instead of
discouraging others, I try to entertain and inspire everyone through my
videos! To me the internet means freedom!”

Third time was a charm for Kiski Area Intermediate School this year, who
entered in both 2012 and 2013. Of the video production, student Chandler
McGuire said, “We wanted to show the positive influence that technology
has on us. The news only shows negative impacts of technology, but there
are so many more positive aspects, especially for us as students. We use
the internet to express ourselves, to gain confidence, to enrich our
education. It really helps us learn!”

Following the inaugural 2010 contest, teens, adults and schools around
the world have participated in ‘What’s Your Story?’ This year, a new
standard was set pulling in the most videos to date from the widest
range of regions. “The number of quality videos received this year was
outstanding,” said Lynette Owens, director and founder of Trend Micro
Internet Safety for Kids & Families program. “Our call to action was far
bolder than ever before. We really wanted to know what the internet
means to people and how it impacts their life. We were impressed with
their answers and learned that people, especially teens, believe the
internet can be both positive and negative, have discovered ways to
manage this, and cannot imagine life without it.”

Grand Prize winners in the individual and school categories:

Individual Winners – each will receive $1,000

School Winners– each will receive $1,000

Trend Micro Internet
Safety for Kids & Families
joined a few of the world’s leading
organizations to judge all 2016 submissions. Finalists were selected
based on a combination of views and ratings; the judging panel included
representatives from: The National Association of Media Literacy
Education, Twitter, Facebook, MediaSmarts, The iCanHelpLine,
Connectsafely, and Trend Micro.

About Trend Micro Internet Safety for Kids & Families

Founded in 2008, the mission of Trend Micro’s 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. ISKF does this through a worldwide
employee volunteer program, grants and donations to eligible
organizations, strategic partnerships with organizations working to
protect youth, educational programs, and a robust series of online tips
and solutions for parents, educators, and youth. For ISKF’s
free Internet safety tips, tools and advice, visit: http://internetsafety.trendmicro.com/.

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in security software, strives
to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Built on 26
years of experience, our solutions for consumers, businesses and
governments provide layered data security to protect information on
mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro
enables the smart protection of information, with innovative security
technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and fits an evolving
ecosystem. All of our solutions are powered by cloud-based global
threat intelligence
, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™
infrastructure, and are supported by more than 1,200 threat experts
around the globe. For more information, visit TrendMicro.com.

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