If you read this blog, you probably have at least a passing interest in learning about online safety or teaching others about it. Whether you’re an IT professional, a teacher, a parent, or just someone who happens to know a lot about cybersecurity, the U.S. government wants you.

The United States Department of Homeland Security is soliciting ideas from the public about how to spread the word about cybersecurity. They are especially interested in ideas that use social networking or other Web 2.0 technologies to get this information to the public.

The challenge is open until April 30, 2010.

Send your proposal to cyberchallenge@dhs.gov.

For more information and to read the challenge requirements, see the National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign Challenge.

Questions about the challenge should be sent to challengequestions@dhs.gov.