SOURCE: Symantec Corp.

September 19, 2007 17:30 ET

iKeepSafe and Symantec Bring Internet Safety to Winston-Salem Children at Boys & Girls Club

iKeepSafe Honors North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper With Internet Keep Safe Award for His Efforts in Keeping Children Safe Online

WINSTON-SALEM, NC--(Marketwire - September 19, 2007) - The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (, a national non-profit organization committed to Internet safety, and Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), today presented North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper with the Internet Keep Safe Award for his efforts in keeping kids safe online. Cooper was honored during a Connected & Protected kids' assembly on Internet safety at The Salvation Army International Boys & Girls Club in Winston-Salem.

Cooper is advocating tougher sentences for child predators and pornographers and also asking for additional tools to help law enforcement track down offenders. He is also leading a group of attorneys general pushing social networking sites to stop exposing children to predators and pornography.

Symantec and iKeepSafe will continue an ongoing, nationwide Norton Connected & 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. On board at each stop are experts who offer information and advice to visitors 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 personal
    experiences relating to Internet security. 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 & 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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