We believe that in the same way that we educate our children about other risks, it is imperative that we educate them about the importance of safe computing. We have developed free cybersafety educational tools for parents to address new and emerging risks to children's online safety.
In 2009, we launched Norton Online Family
, the first Web-based service that gives parents the interactive tools they need to easily connect to their children’s online lives and start a dialogue about what their children see, learn, and do online. We also maintain up-to-date resources and tools on the Norton Family Resources website
, partner with nonprofit organizations to reach at-risk populations, and encourage our employees to share their online safety expertise both internally and externally.
In addition, Symantec formed the Norton Online Family Advisory Council to provide continuous feedback on the development and evolution of Norton Online Family and to offer insight into issues concerning online safety and parent-child communications. Symantec’s Internet Safety Advocate leads the Advisory Council, which comprises experts and thought leaders in education, media and child health, and online child safety.