MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 22, 2010 – Norton from Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) announced today that its free online safety service, OnlineFamily.Norton, was given two awards for best software for Internet safety from top parenting resources The Online Mom and Mom’s Choice Awards. Additionally, the service was recognized by the 14th Annual Webby Awards as an Official Honoree, awarded to the top fifteen percent of entrants. OnlineFamily.Norton is a unique Web-based service that gives parents insight into what their kids are doing online and fosters communication between parents and kids about appropriate online behavior.
“We are so proud that great organizations like The Online Mom, Mom’s Choice Awards and the Webby Awards have recognized the unique features of OnlineFamily.Norton that make it an essential tool for parents,” said Marian Merritt, Norton Internet Safety Advocate. “We have worked hard to create a family safety solution that gives parents the information and tools they need to raise responsible cyber citizens.”
The Online Mom describes OnlineFamily.Norton as a “top-class product” that doesn’t play “gotcha” with children, noting that kids are always aware that their activity is being monitored. The Online Mom states, “With OnlineFamily.Norton, Symantec has developed a product that not only monitors and restricts computer time and Internet use, but also provides parents with a valuable insight into their kids’ online behavior.”
OnlineFamily.Norton is a Gold Recipient in the “Online Resources” category for the 2010 Mom’s Choice Awards, which honor excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges included education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others.
About Norton from Symantec
Symantec’s Norton products protect consumers from cybercrime with technologies like antivirus, anti-spyware and phishing protection-- while also being light on system resources. The company also provides services such as online backup and PC tuneup, and family online safety. Fan Norton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/norton and follow @NortonOnline on Twitter.
Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at www.symantec.com.
About The Online Mom
The Online Mom is an organization and web site devoted to providing the knowledge, the advice, and the tools that will help all parents protect their kids and encourage responsible behavior as they make the most of the new digital world. Visit www.theonlinemom.com for more information.
About Mom’s Choice Awards
The Mom's Choice Awards® is known for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. This annual competition recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media products and services. Visit www.momschoiceawards.com for more information.
About The Webby Awards
The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web's infancy, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an Executive 750-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees and other Internet professionals.
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