Students design logos to keep classmates safe online

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Students from Pattaya’s Photisampan Pittayakarn School are helping classmates avoid online scams and predators by designing logos reminding them about the importance of online safety.

The Hand-in-Hand Foundation joined with the Pattaya Cultural Council and city hall to sponsor the student logo design contest. Fifth grade student Sriprathum Paosombut earned the 3,000 top prize for her logo depicting a green monster chasing a computer with the caption “Think Before Using.”

(L to R) 3rd place Kungwan Gnarnphasom, 2nd place Sumsini Royprasit, Theeraporn Srijan from the Pattaya Department of Social Welfare and Sriprathum Paosombut, grand prize winner display their logos. (L to R) 3rd place Kungwan Gnarnphasom, 2nd place Sumsini Royprasit, Theeraporn Srijan from the Pattaya Department of Social Welfare and Sriprathum Paosombut, grand prize winner display their logos.

Pattaya Department of Social Welfare consultant Niphon Karnpien said the logo contest was aimed at creating designs that can be displayed in Internet cafes, schools and other places where youths gather to alert them to the perils of online fraud and other crime.

Ten Photisampan students made the final round with sixth grade student Sumsini Royprasit winning the 2,000 baht second prize and fifth grader Kungwan Gnarnphasom placing third for 1,000 baht. Other students received 500 baht consolation prizes.

The Hand-in-Hand Foundation put the winning logos on display at its South Pattaya headquarters and will be distributing them to online businesses around town.