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Symantec Corporate Responsibility | 18 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

Summary:

Today, strong partnerships are critical to developing pathways that inspire youth to succeed in STEM careers. Working alongside Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Symantec is playing a key role as an innovator and thought leader, increasing STEM programming and opportunities in the communities in which we serve.

Introduction:

Each year Symantec worldwide works with thousands of internal and external stakeholders to help drive progress within our four philanthropic focus areas: science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; online safety; diversity; and environmental responsibility. Today, we take a look at STEM, and how Symantec is partnering and inspiring youth to become our future leaders and innovators.

Symantec is committed to promoting STEM education, and helping today’s youth understand and prepare for the vast career opportunities these fields offer. In fact, one goal,...

Marian Merritt | 14 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

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We can all agree that children need to be taught best practices on how to use the Internet and technology. There are many common pitfalls, and we want children to learn how to steer clear of those problems. Just as important, we want them to be kind and respectful in their online interactions, to guard their privacy and their reputation, and learn to be good digital citizens. Too often, the responsibility for this education falls in the hands of parents, who may not have the background or information to handle this effort. Some schools have added lessons and assemblies about online safety and digital citizenship into their curriculum, but still many others have not.

Symantec employees believe that our school-age children deserve to be taught these lessons and that they should be designed in a way that is appropriate for their age and their maturity level. To assist in...

Ashley Savageau | 18 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

“We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.”

Nelson Mandela

Can you spare 67 minutes of your time helping others?

That is the question posed by International Mandela Day, a day of celebration honoring the many ways Nelson Mandela gave back to his community and world. Created in 2009 and celebrated each year on July 18th, the former South African President’s birthday, the day asks that everyone give 67 minutes of their time in service to others, signifying the 67-plus years that the former South African President spent dedicated to promoting a culture of peace and freedom, and helping our world in so many ways.

Across Symantec, we are ...

Cecily Joseph | 24 Jun 2014 | 2 comments

Today was an exciting day for Symantec, and a first for the company on multiple fronts. Standing alongside former United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Symantec Senior Vice President Aled Miles launched our signature Corporate Responsibility program - the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3)—at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Denver.

180px_Hillary_1.jpg"This has been a priority for us because six years after the financial crash, many young people are still struggling. In fact, one of the most terrifying statistics is that nearly six million young Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 are out of school and out of work, and for those who don't get a college education or even high school, most doors just won't open no matter how hard they knock," said...

Cecily Joseph | 11 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

In my role as Vice President of Corporate Responsibility for Symantec, I have the privilege of driving the global implementation of Symantec’s community investment strategy and seeing first hand how organizations like Teach For America—our longest-standing philanthropic partner—are helping to inspire leaders, encourage creativity and collaboration, and make a meaningful impact for children and families in communities across the country.

Today’s students will become our next generation of leaders and innovators. As both a parent and a passionate technology professional, I deeply understand the role that education plays in the lives of children, and am honored to congratulate the winners of the 12th annual Symantec Innovation in Teaching Awards...

Jaime Barclay | 29 May 2014 | 0 comments

Finalists for the Teach for America Symantec Innovation in Teaching Awards were announced last week. Go behind the scenes and meet the innovators—and be sure to vote for your favorite!

 

Great teachers don’t just teach the future, they invent it. Finalists for the Teach For America Symantec Innovation in Teaching Awards were announced last week. Now is your chance to help select the winners.

What makes an innovative teacher? From STEM education to promoting entrepreneurship to using Instagram to engage students, these teachers have gone above and beyond to inspire their students. These 10 finalists were selected for their innovation, collaboration, and measured classroom results.

Meet the teachers who are changing the way their students learn, and ...

lora_phillips | 20 May 2014 | 0 comments

Vote now! Help select five teachers to receive the Symantec Award for Innovation in Teaching!

 

Pop quiz. Which organization is Symantec’s longest standing non-profit partner?

If you guessed Teach For America (TFA), you’re right. Since 1997, Symantec has supported TFA, a national non-profit that recruits, trains and supports top college graduates and career-changing professionals to commit to teach in under-resourced urban and rural public schools. The partnership brings together two organizations promoting teaching innovation so that all children have access to an excellent education that will help prepare them for opportunities in school and in life. Symantec also specifically supports TFA’s recruitment of teachers from the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Over the course of the relationship...

Jaime Barclay | 16 May 2014 | 0 comments

Q: What do you get when you bring Vice President Joe Biden, Change the Equation and 26 U.S. companies committed to increasing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) literacy together over lunch?

  1. Intriguing conversations
  2. Some leftover pie
  3. A national Commitment to Excellence in STEM with signatory companies pledging to ensure all children in communities across the U.S. have access to high-quality, excellent STEM learning opportunities.

The answer is, all of the above! On Friday, May 16, Symantec joined Vice President Joe Biden and 25 other corporate leaders to sign Change the Equation’s (CTEq) Commitment to Excellence in STEM, a public call to action for a...

Shu Zhang | 17 Apr 2014 | 0 comments

A few weeks ago, the CR in Action blog featured an article on Symantec’s sponsorship of the Dare2BDigital conference. Symantec has sponsored and partnered in the Dare2BDigital conference for four consecutive years, but this year for the first time, Symantec also hosted a student workshop, "Catch the Phish and Digital Drama." Marian Merritt, Director, Cyber Education & Online Safety Programs, developed the workshop materials. I led the sessions, together with twelve other Symantec volunteers.

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We had three 75 minute sessions that day, with ten to 30 students attending each...

Cecily Joseph | 05 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

As we saw at CES this year, the "Internet of Things" is here to stay. With more and more platforms, social networks and search engines monitoring our actions and mining our data, questions around how we manage the ownership and distribution of this data are rising. We only have to look at the targeted ads in our Facebook feed or even consider Google's recent purchase of Nest, a home hardware tech startup, to see that personal data is already a hot commodity. So how do we deal with the challenge of data privacy? And not just the current threats that are out there, how do we prepare for the data breaches we can't even fathom yet? When we look at the rapidly changing world of data privacy and compare that to the skills gap that currently exists with...