SOURCE: Symantec

August 11, 2008 09:23 ET

Symantec Hosts Media Roundtable on "The Shifting Landscape: Internet Culture, Crimes & Schoolchildren"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 11, 2008) -

WHAT:          Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world's leading Internet
               security company and maker of Norton security software, will
               offer a unique opportunity to learn from experts in cyber
               crime and Internet safety about the newest threats facing
               digital families today. "The Shifting Landscape: Internet
               Culture, Crimes & Schoolchildren" roundtable will be
               presented on August 20 at The London NYC hotel in New York.

WHEN:          Wednesday, August 20, 2008
               8:30-9:00 a.m.   Registration & Continental breakfast buffet
               9:00-10:00 a.m.  Panel presentation and Q&A

WHERE:         The London NYC
               151 West 54th Street, between 6th and 7th
               Hyde Room, 2nd floor

PARTICIPANTS:  --  Dr. Sam McQuade, principal researcher and graduate
                   program coordinator, Rochester Institute of Technology
                   (RIT) Center for Multidisciplinary Studies

               --  Vanessa Van Petten, parenting teen relationship expert
                   and author of "You're Grounded: How to Stop Fighting and
                   Make the Teenage Years Easier"

               --  Tim Sullivan, president, School Family Media and
                   recognized expert in parental involvement in schools

               --  Moderator: Marian Merritt, nationally recognized
                   Internet safety advocate for Symantec

BACKGROUND:    During the roundtable, experts will reveal startling new
               research data on some of the recent developments in
               children's Internet use and discuss resources and tools that
               parents, teachers and schools can access for help. Some of
               the topics that will be covered include:

               --  Emerging dangers, threats and trends in kids' online
                   safety according to a survey of 40,000 students
                   conducted by RIT

               --  The new face behind online perpetrators, and how it
                   impacts ability to effectively police Internet crime

               --  Major missteps parents can avoid when it comes to
                   online safety for their family

               --  Leveraging available tools and resources to enhance
                   children's Internet safety -- for both parents and

               --  How schools, PTOs and PTAs are getting this message
                   out to parents

               There will be a Q & A session with the panel following the

To RSVP, please contact Alma Park, (323) 988-4674, by Thursday, August 14.

About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help businesses and consumers secure and manage their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at

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