August 19, 2008

School Family Media Selects Symantec for Internet Security

School Family Media, a provider of marketing and media services for parent teacher groups, has selected Symantec, a provider of internet security solutions, as its partner in keeping America's school children and their families safe online.

Through this partnership, Symantec will reach thousands of parent teacher organization (PTO) and parent teacher association (PTA) groups across the country to deliver educational messages and resources dedicated to raising awareness of internet safety - just in time for the new school year. The multi-year commitment targets students in K-8 schools and launches during the 2008-2009 school year.

Under the partnership, Symantec will work with School Family Media on a multi-faceted program that includes providing educators, parents and caregivers with content-rich, information for self-education; conducting internet safety nights at schools nationwide hosted by Symantec internet Safety Advocate Marian Merritt; extensive, year-round online campaign that includes editorial content, information and other topical resources, all available on School Family Media's website; and distribution of Symantec Family Online Safety Guides, a booklet dedicated to the topic of internet safety through select schools in the US.

Tim Sullivan, founder and president of School Family Media and PTO Today, said: "The issue of internet safety demands immediate action and raising good cyber citizens must be a top priority for educators, parents and caregivers alike. To tackle the key issue of internet safety, particularly as it relates to our nation's youngest and most impressionable schoolchildren, School Family Media couldn't find a better partner than Symantec, which brings unparalleled resources for keeping children and families safe online, including some of the best experts on the subject of internet safety."