As an organization helping to expand access to technology education and opportunities through STEM, we believe that when ART is connected to STEM it can spark an excitement about learning that goes beyond the artistic to embracing science, math, technology, and engineering. When arts are part of STEM, it becomes STEAM then STEM comes to life and spark connections for many more students to engage creatively, critically, and confidently in their learning. When STEM Becomes STEAM, We Can Change The Game.
The goal of the Virtually Safe Art Challenge is to encourage young people to use the internet safely and securely and to empower them to craft messages and images that will best resonate with their peers across the country to stay safe online.
We want to engage young people in thinking creatively about online safety by inspiring them to craft messages, create artworks and poster designs that will encourage their peers to use the internet safely and securely.
We are launching this in response to the increase in the time young people spend online and with the increase of cyber crimes and vulnerabilities, we want young people to have the opportunity to get creative by designing art works, posters, crafting messages about online safety and they get a chance to win prizes for themselves and for their schools.