SOURCE: Symantec

August 17, 2007 11:00 ET

iKeepSafe and Symantec Bring Internet Safety to Philadelphia Children at Boys & Girls Club

iKeepSafe Honors Attorney General Tom Corbett With Internet Keep Safe Award for His Efforts in Keeping Children Safe Online

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - August 17, 2007) - The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (, a national non-profit organization committed to Internet safety, and Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), the leader in Internet security, today presented Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett with the Internet Keep Safe Award for his efforts in keeping kids safe online. Corbett was honored during a Connected and Protected kids' assembly on Internet safety at the Germantown Unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia.

Corbett created the Attorney General's Child Predator Unit to identify and capture Internet predators before they can harm children, as well as educate kids and parents about online threats. Since its creation in January 2005, the Child Predator Unit has arrested more than 70 suspected Internet predators.

Symantec and iKeepSafe will continue the nationwide Norton Connected and Protected Family Safety Initiative throughout the summer by visiting schools, camps and community centers nationwide. These events will explore the role the Internet and other technologies play in children's personal, school and family lives, including:

--  How children use the Internet.
--  What Web sites children are really visiting.
--  What children and parents fear about the Internet.
--  What information children are sharing on social networking sites.
--  Who really knows more about the Internet -- parents or kids?

The initiative also features the Norton Connected & Protected Mobile Tour, an 18-wheel interactive classroom that offers information and advice on how to keep safe when using the latest technologies. Through interactive tutorials, videos and hands-on demonstrations, families can learn more on a variety of Internet-related topics, including:

--  How to recognize Internet threats for teens and tweens, including how
    to spot a cyber threat and deal with it before it becomes a problem.
    Entertaining videos and interactive games walk them through the process of
    dealing with cyber predators, troubling online situations, what to do
    during a computer crash, how to protect online music, games and more.
--  A parent station gives parents insight into the most popular Internet
    trends for kids.  Tutorials teach parents about social networking sites
    like MySpace and Friendster and illuminate the risks they pose to kids
    online.  There are also stations designed to open dialogue between kids and
    parents about issues of Internet safety.
--  A cyber security story station lets users record their tales of
    Internet security and how they deal with it.  Users can watch others'
    videos and learn how people just like them have dealt with online fraud,
    identity theft and more.

Parents can visit the Norton Family Resource Center Web site ( to get additional information on Internet safety and see when the Norton Connected and Protected Mobile Tour will come to their town.

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 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.

As official sponsor of iKeepSafe, Symantec has partnered with the organization to create a series of online tutorials and other resources that are syndicated online and made available freely to businesses, educators and community-based organizations.

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