SOURCE: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

October 16, 2014 11:04 ET

NCMEC and CA Technologies Tackle the Truth About Teens and Online Privacy

Webinar Hosted During National Cyber Security Awareness Month

NEW YORK, NY and ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - October 16, 2014) - In time for the Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and CA Technologies are joining forces to host a free webinar on Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. EDT, focused on teens and online privacy.

Teens are now sharing more information about themselves on social media than ever before. This free webinar will explore what privacy means to teens and offer ideas to help them better protect themselves online. The topics covered include identity theft, sexting and digital footprints. 

"The way that this generation of teens looks at privacy and sharing information online can be seen every day in how they use smartphones and social media apps," said John Ryan, NCMEC president and CEO. "We want to make sure that safety and the real world impact of online choices are part of their thinking and we're grateful to CA Technologies for helping us share these important messages."

The webinar, sponsored by CA Technologies and hosted by NCMEC's NetSmartz Workshop, will feature Larry Magid, a technology journalist and Internet Safety advocate. Magid, who serves as on-air technology analyst for CBS News, is co-director of, founder of and a NCMEC Board Member. He also wrote NCMEC's first publication on online safety in 1994.

For more than a decade, CA Technologies has supported NCMEC and their mission to find missing kids and prevent child exploitation. In addition to monetary support, the company has contributed software solutions, services and training. CA Technologies funding currently helps support NetSmartz, a free educational resource developed by NCMEC to empower children and help them make safer choices both online and in the real world.

"We are proud to partner with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children on this important safety webinar for teens," said Erica Christensen, vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility, CA Technologies. "Through this initiative, our goal is to help educate young people about the privacy risks we all face when sharing information online."

This is the fourth in a series of webinars, which began in 2012, hosted by NetSmartz and sponsored by CA Technologies.

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About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children. Authorized by Congress to serve as the nation's clearinghouse on these issues, NCMEC operates a hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), and has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 199,000 children. NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline, a mechanism for reporting child pornography, child sex trafficking and other forms of child sexual exploitation. Since it was created in 1998, more than 2.7 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation have been received, and more than 122 million suspected child pornography images have been reviewed. NCMEC works in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. To learn more about NCMEC, visit Follow NCMEC on Twitter and like NCMEC on Facebook.

About CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate -- across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at

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CA Technologies is a global corporation with a local commitment. The company works to improve the quality of life in communities where its employees live and work worldwide and is fully committed to advancing social, environmental and economic sustainability. CA Together, the company's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, is driven by the core philanthropic focus of improving the lives of underserved children and communities around the world. CA Technologies does this by supporting organizations, programs and initiatives that enrich the lives and well-being of others with a primary focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. CA Together activities encompass employee volunteerism and matching gifts; in-kind donations of CA Technologies products and services; and wide-ranging partnerships and philanthropic support to community organizations worldwide. It also includes the company's sustainability area and focus on advancing CA Technologies strategy and initiatives toward the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit.

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