Symantec aims to protect kids online

US-based security firm Symantec has unveiled its new Family Resource website, which offers tips, resources and information regarding online threats affecting kids and how to avoid them.

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By  Cleona Godinho Published  April 17, 2007

US-based security firm Symantec has unveiled its new Family Resource website, which offers tips, resources and information regarding online threats affecting kids and how to avoid them. The website, available at www.norton.com/familyresource, is part of Symantec's global campaign to promote child safety on the web. Its aim is to narrow the gap between parents who have little to no familiarity with the web and their cyber-savvy kids. The site offers advice about safely using MySpace, YouTube, and other social networking sites, along with info on cyber ethics, privacy and instant messaging. It also features a checklist of what web safety topics parents should be discussing with their children, whether they are elementary school age, or teenagers. According to the firm, Marian Merritt, Symantec's first internet safety advocate, will lead the initiative. "With direction and supervision, the internet can be a positive, safe place for families to research, learn, communicate and socialise," stated Merrit. "Symantec's family cyber security initiative is committed to arming digital families with the tools and resources to keep them and their computers safe online."

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