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NCMEC and CA Technologies Help Educators and Law Enforcement Understand the Latest Trends in Internet Safety Education

Webinar to be hosted on Safer Internet Day

NEW YORK and Alexandria, Va. – WEBWIRE

On the globally recognized, Safer Internet Day, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® and CA Technologies are joining forces to host a free webinar on Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. EST, focused on the new strategies in teaching online safety.

In recent years, authorities in online safety have turned away from traditional methods of education that focused on chat room behavior and the risks from online predators. New programs focus on media literacy and digital citizenship and place safety and ethics on equal footing. This free webinar will explore these changes and give educators and law enforcement officers an idea of what to look for in an Internet safety program and how they can prepare children to be good digital citizens.

“We want to arm adults with the latest information and insights to help them teach kids how to be both smarter and safer online,” said John Ryan, NCMEC president and CEO. “This webinar is about understanding what messages work best for learning and teaching in today’s technology-driven world. We’re grateful to CA Technologies for helping us reach communities nationwide with this important information.”

The webinar, sponsored by CA Technologies and hosted by NCMEC’s NetSmartz® Workshop, will feature Frank Gallagher, technology expert and Vice President of Education at the Cable Impacts Foundation, the nonprofit foundation of the cable telecommunications industry. He is a specialist in the areas of media and information literacy, Internet safety, digital citizenship, and the impact of media on children.

For more than a decade, CA Technologies has supported NCMEC and their mission to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent child victimization. In addition to monetary support, the company has contributed software solutions, services and training. CA Technologies funding currently helps support NetSmartz, a free educational program developed by NCMEC to empower children and help them make safer choices online.

“We are proud to partner with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children on this important safety webinar,” said Erica Christensen, vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility, CA Technologies. “Through this initiative, our goal is to help educate young people about the risks we all face online and the strategies they can use to avoid those risks.”

This is the fifth in a series of webinars, which began in 2012, hosted by NetSmartz and sponsored by CA Technologies.

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About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and resource center providing services for law enforcement, families and the public to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent child victimization. Designated by Congress to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on these issues, NCMEC operates a hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), and has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 205,000 children. NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline®, a mechanism for reporting child pornography, child sex trafficking and other forms of child sexual exploitation. Since it was created in 1998, NCMEC has processed more than 3.6 million CyberTipline reports, and reviewed more than 135 million images of apparent child pornography. To learn more about NCMEC, visit Follow NCMEC on Twitter and like NCMEC on Facebook.

About CA Technologies
CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate – across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at CA Technologies


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