SOURCE: Symantec Corp.

October 03, 2007 14:00 ET

Clark County Medical Society Alliance Launches Faux Paw Internet Safety Program in Clark County Schools

Miss America 2007, Lauren Nelson, at Lummis Elementary School to Commemorate Launch of Program

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - October 3, 2007) - The Clark County Medical Society Alliance (CCMSA) today announced plans to launch the Internet Keep Safe Coalition's (iKeepSafe) Faux Paw The Techno Cat school program for Clark County's children at William R. Lummis Elementary School. Miss America 2007, Lauren Nelson and Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) Internet Safety Advocate, Marian Merritt will address children, teachers and parents during a Connected and Protected kids' assembly focused on online safety for children.

The Clark County School District, the fifth largest school district in the nation, along with additional private schools in the county will begin using the Faux Paw program in its elementary schools this fall. The program, which consists of a book and DVD, is designed to teach young children how to keep safe online and is being provided to the County's schools by the CCMSA and funded in part by the American Medical Association (AMA) Alliance -- the largest volunteer arm of the AMA. Also available for Clark County parents are online tutorials designed by iKeepSafe and Internet security leader, Symantec which cover topics such as social networking, cyberbullying and general tips about how to keep kids safe online.

"The CCMSA believes that online safety for our County's children is a serious issue and one that the members of the Alliance can really assist in addressing," said Vicki Cichon, CCMSA Internet safety program chair "We are especially excited about the opportunity to bring the Faux Paw program into schools as it not only provides a valuable resource for teachers to use, but also gives our members the opportunity for hands-on work within the community."

"The health, welfare and safety, of the students of Clark County, are of the utmost importance to the CCSD," said Walt Rulffes, superintendent of schools. "Teaching young children how to stay safe online is critical in today's world and we are pleased to have the support of community partners such as the CCMSA."

About Clark County Medical Society Alliance

CCMSA is a non-profit organization comprised of physician spouse volunteers dedicated to improving the health of Southern Nevadans. CCMSA was officially chartered with the Nevada State Medical Association Alliance and the American Medical Association Alliance (AMAA) in 1949. For additional information, please visit

About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in infrastructure software, enabling businesses and consumers to have confidence in a connected world. The company helps customers protect their infrastructure, information and interactions by delivering software and services that address risks to security, availability, compliance and performance. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in 40 countries. More information is available at

About the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (

The Internet Keep Safe Coalition is a broad partnership of governors, first spouses or attorneys general from all 50 states, the FBI, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, the NEA, National PTA and corporate sponsors, dedicated to keeping children safe online. The Coalition provides parent tutorials and educational resources, including the Faux Paw the Techno Cat™ Internet safety series of books and animated films for children. Coalition materials are distributed throughout the United States with pilot programs launching this year in China, India and Australia.

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