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Web Rangers is back! Join us in our search for the next guardians of the Internet

This is a special week for children in India, and we’re excited to celebrate it with the launch of the second edition of the Web Rangers contest. What is a Web Ranger you may ask? They’re kids who know all about staying smart, safe and savvy online — and helping their friends and family do the same.  

If you’re a  student between 10 and 17 years old,  sign up here and then get ready to dazzle us with your creativity in highlighting the importance of Internet safety and being good digital citizens. Whether you have one or many great ideas, there’s a way you can participate.Winners in each of these categories stand to win Chromebooks and tablets.

  • Campaign: Reach out to hundreds —  or even thousands! —  through a comprehensive Internet safety campaign. A campaign is a collection of initiatives that you can run through the contest period. For example, a series of road shows, an awareness drive at school, and a video series combined will qualify as a campaign. You’re free to use any format and there is no restriction on the number of initiatives. Surprise us! The more people you reach, the higher your chances of winning. You can get together as a team of 3, or even work on this individually.

  • Project: If you have one great idea that you want to work on, then this is for you. The format is completely open - it could be a video, website, app or anything that you like that highlights the importance of Internet safety and being a good digital citizen

  • Poster: Design a poster on the theme of Internet safety and send it across to us. It’s as simple as that.

We were blown away by the entries we received in last year’s  competition, so we’re looking forward to even more exciting ideas this year. If you’re in need of some inspiration, check out last year’s winning entries. To learn more about the rules and format, or to submit your entries, visit this page. The deadline for submitting your entry is 23:59pm on January 5, 2017.

Posted by Sunita Mohanty, Director, Trust and Safety at Google

India’s latest Web Rangers wow us with their tips to stay safe online

Last year we invited kids from all around India to become Web Rangers—guardians of the Internet galaxy, who help us spread the word about staying safe online. We were blown away by their ideas and the creativity behind all the sketches, videos and apps that we received. Now’s the time to meet the five winners. Drumroll please…

Web Ranger #1 Mavika Boyini
Have you heard of the grandma rule? Mavika explains it like this: If you think your grandma won’t like it, don’t post it! This is just one of her many tips to keep the Internet a friendly place for everyone in the form of a colorful cartoon.
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Web Ranger #2  Vaidehi Reddy puts her reason to rhyme with some simple steps to protect each and every one of us on the net:
Never reveal your home address or personal details,
Never share your password and sign out from emails.
Be very careful when you share your photos,
Never allow illegal downloads!!
Web Ranger #3 Kanish Chugh developed an anti-phishing game that teaches you how to spot fake logos. Bogus logos are often a sign of a phishing site. These are websites that try to trick you into giving them your personal details or other confidential information such as credit card numbers.

Did you think “123456” was a good password? Think again. Web Ranger #4 and vlogger Raviteja Anumukonda teaches us that this is in fact of the most common passwords used on the Internet and can be hacked instantly. He shares four tips on how to create strong passwords — estimates show that one of them could take up to 49 quindecillion years to hack!

“Mr. Two Faces” is a catchy tune sung by Web Ranger #5 Neya Saravanarajan to remind us to switch on our privacy settings for our online accounts. This helps us stay safe from bad guys on the Internet who try to steal our personal details.

A big thank you to everyone who shared with us their brilliant ideas and campaigns to teach others about online safety. With Web Rangers like you out there in the community, we’re confident the Internet will be a better place for everyone.

Posted by Sunita Mohanty, Director, Trust and Safety at Google