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
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
Interested in being a Team Advisor?
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