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Stop.Think.Connect Campaign Launches Online PSA Challenge

Stop.Think.Connect.  These three small words can make a big impact in keeping the internet safe.  Here at DHS, we are asking for your help in spreading this message of shared responsibility. 

If you'd like to help us in our efforts to make the internet a safe place to be, we encourage you to enter the Stop.Think.Connect PSA Challenge.  We are asking people to create and upload videos that will inspire Americans to be vigilant about developing safe online habits. 

The Challenge was kicked off with a PSA featuring White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt. Click here to watch the video.

“We use the Internet every day – for shopping, banking, and staying in touch with friends and family,” said Schmidt. “In today’s digital age, keeping the Internet safe is a responsibility we all share. We need to take time to stop and think before we connect to services on the Internet, share information online, or participate in online communities.”

To submit a video for the Challenge, upload it to the Department of Homeland Security's "Engage" YouTube channel at in response to White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt’s video. PSAs must be either 30 or 60 seconds in length, and include the message, “Stop. Think. Connect” and at least one of the following Internet safety tips:
  • Keep a Clean Machine
  • Protect Your Personal Information
  • Connect with Care
  • Be Web Wise
  • Be A Good Online Citizen
You have until Monday, February 14, 2011 at 11:59 PM/ET to submit your video for the challenge.  The winning video will be posted on Stop.Think.Connect web page and will be used to help promote the campaign.

Published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.
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