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The “Technology for Good” essay contest also is backed by the State of Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, with a vested interest in providing research and expertise in education and training about appropriate and safe use of technology for kids.
SPONSORS OF THE 2012 ESSAY CONTEST:
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Our essay contest encourages youth to examine their individual, moral compass for how they can use personal phones and computers in constructive ways. The essay also asks students to think creatively about how individuals, organizations and communities can integrate the use of technology toward thoughtful and beneficial causes.
2012 Essay Contest Brochure
The MCPA conducts the contest to convey a strong, positive message to communities and youth. Law enforcement professionals recognize benefits for communities, schools and families by taking a proactive role in positive youth development. Current and retired police chiefs in Minnesota will read hundreds of eligible essays.
This year, up to 37 (total) $100 individual awards will go to students before the holidays.