Skip to content

Practice Internet safety, win great prizes

The Instagram contest is open to young adults between the ages of 15 and 22
keyboard_computer-laptop - 95538487
File photo



South Simcoe Police team up with TELUS for Internet safety contest

South Simcoe Police are pleased to support the Smart Social campaign and invite young adults between the ages of 15 and 22 to participate in an Instagram contest.

Smart Social, which is a campaign led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and is sponsored by TELUS WISE, encourages a discussion about cyber-security and protecting the personal online brand of young Canadians.

“We see this as an excellent resource and opportunity for our school liaison staff to speak with children and youth about on-line bullying and a number of other cyber related prevention issues,” said Andrew Fletcher, Deputy Chief of Police. “This is community engagement. Reaching young people is so important when it comes to Internet safety.”

Young people are invited to post an appropriate image on Instagram along with a related online safety tip that is associated to one of the following three categories; Sharing Intimate Images/Sexting, Cyberbullying, and Identity Theft. The hashtag #TELUSWISE can be used to capture the post and participants are also asked to submit the photo to the Smart Social website.

PC Rob Enwright, our Secondary School Liaison Officer, will also be disseminating posters, post cards, and webcam covers to help share the message of cyber-security in secondary schools. Those who participate in the online Instagram contest will be entered to win prizes including one of three $1,000 prizes for their school or a tablet.

The contest is open through Nov. 4, 2016.  For more information, visit the Smart Social website.