SOURCE: Symantec Corp.

October 08, 2007 08:00 ET

Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson Hosts Assembly to Honor Attorney General Drew Edmondson With the Internet Keep Safe Award

Media Invited to Attend the "Norton Connected & Protected Kids' Assembly" on Internet Safety; Symantec and iKeepSafe to Award Grant to D.A.R.E. for Rollout of Internet Safety Program in Oklahoma City Schools

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK--(Marketwire - October 8, 2007) - In conjunction with iKeepSafe, D.A.R.E. and the Miss America Organization, Symantec is bringing the "Norton Connected & Protected Mobile Tour" to Capitol Hill Elementary School in Oklahoma City on October 11. More than 100 fifth graders will participate in a special Kids' Assembly hosted by Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson to learn how to stay safe online. Event highlights include:

--  Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson sharing her personal story about being
    approached online by a stranger as a teenager and discussing the importance
    of Internet safety with elementary students.
--  iKeepSafe and Symantec honoring Attorney General Drew Edmondson with
    the Internet Keep Safe Award for his efforts in keeping children safe
    online.
--  Symantec and iKeepSafe awarding a grant to D.A.R.E. officers for the
    rollout of the "Faux Paw the Techno Cat" Internet Safety Program in
    Oklahoma City schools. The curriculum, developed by Penn State Dept. of
    Education, D.A.R.E., and iKeepSafe, is based on the "Faux Paw the Techno
    Cat" series of children's books and animated films, sponsored in
    partnership with Symantec.
--  Students learning the story of Faux Paw the Techno Cat, the curious,
    Web-surfing cat who teaches kids how to keep safe online. The Faux Paw
    costume character will be on hand to bring the story to life for students.
--  Symantec Internet Safety Advocate Marian Merritt exploring the role
    the Internet plays in students' school and family lives during an
    interactive Q&A. Topics include cyber-bullying, social networks, and
    warning signs to watch out for when online.
--  Students touring the "Connected and Protected Mobile Tour," a tractor-
    trailer-sized Internet classroom with stations and games dedicated to
    raising awareness of Internet safety.
    

Where:     Capitol Hill Elementary School
           2717 South Robinson
           Oklahoma City, OK

When:      Thursday, October 11, 2007
           Media arrivals, set-up and pre-interviews: 9 a.m.
           Press event start time: 10 a.m.

Media interviews will be available with the following:

--  Attorney General Drew Edmondson
--  Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson
--  Lieutenant David Williams, D.A.R.E. Officer
--  Iris Beckwith - Internet Keep Safe Coalition
--  Marian Merritt, Internet Safety Advocate, Symantec
    

In-studio interview requests with broadcast media may also be arranged; please call with your request.

If you are unable to attend, please visit the Norton Connected & Protected Truck on Friday, Oct. 12 at Staples, 2844A Northwest 63rd Ave., Oklahoma City, OK, 73116.

More on the Internet Keep Safe Coalition www.iKeepSafe.org

The Internet Keep Safe Coalition(sm) group works to give parents and educators the information and tools that empower them to teach children the safe and healthy use of technology and the Internet. Governors, first spouses and attorneys general formed this Coalition in partnership with a growing list of crime prevention and law enforcement agencies, foundations, and corporate sponsors. Internet Keep Safe Coalition(sm) resources for parents and educators include the Faux Paw™ Internet Safety Series (children's books and animated films), Community Action Tools (presentations for parents and students), and educational curriculum and resources for teachers. To preview the Faux Paw film, go to iKeepSafe.org.

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