Monday, April 9, 2012

New Online Contest for Kids & Teens: Help Name Yahoo!'s Safety Mascot

Yahoo! has kicked off a 3-week Twitter contest that engages users to help name its safety mascot (see image below). This exciting competition, Name the Safely Bot Twitter Contest, is open to U.S. residents ages 13 and older.
Those under 13 need to ask a parent/guardian to help enter. Winners will get recognition on Twitter and Yahoo! Safely, as well as receive a Yahoo! Safely t-shirt.
Participants can tweet a name suggestion and/or suggest a first tweet for the cute purple robot, who is on earth to learn and teach about being safe online.
One winner will be chosen in each of the two categories – mascot name and tweet.
The contest will end on April 27, and the winner will be announced on May 11.
To enter, follow @YahooSafely on Twitter and suggest:· A name for the robot·
Robot’s first safety message·
You can enter a name and/or a message once a day·
Use the hashtag #SafelyBotContest ·
See official rules Not only is this an opportunity for young people to get involved in a fun and educational contest, but it helps build awareness and dialogue on how to stay safe online.

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