Alliance for Women in Media Foundation
Selects Internet Safety Video Contest Winners
University of North Carolina Students Receive $2,500 to
Create Compelling Video to Encourage Internet Safety
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) is pleased to announce that University of North Carolina School of the Arts students, Stephanie Dowling and Lucian Murphree are winners of the 2012 Internet Safety Video Contest. The student contest focuses on a critical topic in today's society: Internet safety for teens. This competition challenged students to create a 60-second video examining Internet safety that engages the attention of a younger demographic. Dowling and Murphree were awarded a $2,500 scholarship for their winning video, which can be viewed below:
This scholarship was awarded based on grant from. Thanks to Verizon's generosity, these students were awarded $5,000 in scholarship money.
"The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation is pleased to work with Verizon to increase awareness and educate students about the importance of Internet safety," said Erin M. Fuller, CAE, AWMF's president. "Dowling and Murphree created a video that offers smart guidance for Internet use, and it also utilized creative digital strategies to convey these messages to its target audience: teachers, parents and students."
AWMF with funding from Verizon established this contest because the Internet provides instant access to unlimited information, communication and entertainment. With instant access to various content, children in particular need to be aware of and learn how to navigate away from inappropriate and misleading information; as well as from disclosing personal information online with strangers. The video will be a learning tool that teachers, parents and students will all be able to watch together.