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As a parent/guardian of a student engaged in the eCYBERMISSION competition you have a role to play as well. It might just be as a supportive adult or you might be your child’s Team Advisor. Read on to find some answers to common questions we get form parents/guardians.

How can I support my child during eCYBERMISSON?

  • We encourage parents/guardians to assist their teams with registration via the eCYBERMISSION site as we will need parent/guardian consent in order for a student’s registration to be complete.
  • Provide encouragement and support
  • Assist the team as they brainstorm ideas, conduct research, test theories, and compose their findings.
  • Supervise the teams safely as well as encouraging fun
  • Ensure that students have the proper safety forms uploaded to their Mission Folders. Find more about our safety forms and protocols here.

What happens if my child wins a prize?

  • Each grade level participating in eCYBERMISSION whose Mission Folder received a composite score of at least 300 during the Virtual Judging process will receive an EE Savings Bond purchased at half of the maturity value. Before presentation of awards, all winners must supply an eCYBERMISSION representative with their Social Security Numbers, (which will be kept confidential) in addition to the awardees’ parents/guardians must open a Treasury Direct account for themselves and a minor-linked account for their child to process the U.S. Savings Bonds. Step-by-step instructions on how to open up a TreasuryDirect account will be provided to parents/guardians after winners are announced on our website. Social Security Numbers are used to purchase a savings bond for the student; however, a parent/guardian may elect to provide their own Social Security Number in exchange for the student's number. Students and Team Advisors who do not provide correct and complete information by the deadline provided are seen as refusing to comply with the rules and regulations of the competition and are forfeiting their claim to an award. Find out more about our awards and eligibility here.

What are CyberGuide live chats and how can they help my child?

  • CyberGuide Live Chats are online chats with STEM professionals (CyberGuides) and eCYBERMISSION staff. Students can login and ask questions about eCYBERMISSION and completing their Mission Folder. These chats are their opportunity to discuss their project with professionals who will share their expertise and lend their support. Find out more about our CyberGuide live chats and schedule here.

Interested in being a Team Advisor?

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