Are you safe online?

This year’s NetBiztos video competition for young people focuses on the safe and creative use of the internet

What should you look out for when surfing, chatting, browsing, listening to music, watching videos and blogging online? The NetBiztos competition launched by DUE Media Network and Yettel sought to answer these questions, and the winners were announced at the DUE National Youth Media Festival.

The NetBiztos competition for young people aged 12-22, which has been organised annually by DUE Media Network and Yettel since 2015, focused on the safe and creative use of the internet this time. Out of more than fifty applications, the best three were selected by a professional jury, and the creators were rewarded with valuable prizes including tablets and smartphones at the DUE National Youth Media Festival, the event hosting the finals.

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The first place went to Hanna Peresztegi, a student of Szent László Secondary School in Kőbánya, whose video titled “But Mum!” included a mother-daughter dialogue about the dangers of online chatting. The short and punchy video was judged to be effective in educating young people because of its conciseness and style.

The runner-up was Eliza Bibercz, a student at the Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Reformed Secondary School in Hajdúnánás, whose video titled Be Careful showed in black and white the extreme consequences of meeting strangers on the internet. The jury found that Eliza had done a great job in presenting the dangers of chatting with strangers in a video that would raise awareness for everyone.
The third place went to Marcell Dávid Márkus, a student of Pannon University’s University Centre for Circular Economy in Nagykanizsa, who made a video about how anyone, whether grandma or grandchild, can fall victim to online scammers and what you can do to be prepared for such situations. The jury praised the video for its thorough look at how phishing attempts work.
Yettel has been committed to digital education and raising awareness of responsible internet use an important mission for many years. Its digital education programme, ProSuli, not only shows teachers, parents and students how to use digital tools for educational purposes, but also helps them use the internet responsibly by providing educational content. Its new chatbot called ChatMate allows users to chat with actor Dávid Miller who provides useful knowledge to help prevent online dangers for teenagers.
People on the attached photo from left to right: Krisztina Varga, professional coordinator of ProSuli; Hanna Peresztegi, winner of the competition; Gábor Varga G., advisor to the DUE Board