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Symantec’s Family Online Safety Guide Wins 2008 iParenting Media Award


Spanish-Language Edition Now Available for 2008

Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC), makers of Norton security software, announced today that the Norton Family Online Safety Guide was awarded the iParenting Media Award in the Best Book category. Written by Internet Safety Advocate Marian Merritt with a foreword from Lauren Nelson, Miss America 2007, the free educational guide, which launched last summer, provides practical tips for parents and educators on how to keep children safe on the Internet. Due to the guide’s overwhelming popularity, the guide has now been translated for Spanish-speaking families and educators.

The iParenting Media Awards Program provides a credible and objective method of determining the best products in the marketplace and then honors them with the one of the most respected consumer awards. It is the only consumer awards a herf=“”- program certified by ISO 9001:2000, the internationally recognized standard of quality assurance. Its reviewers are a diverse set of parents, experts, licensed childcare centers and schools nationwide.

According to one reviewer from the iParenting Media Awards Program, the Norton Family Online Safety Guide is, “a book that all parents should have as a reference.”

“We’re thrilled iParenting has honored the Norton Family Online Safety Guide with a 2008 Best Products award,” said Marian Merritt, Symantec’s Internet Safety Advocate. “The Norton Family Online Safety Guide provides the information, tools and practical advice that parents need to navigate important safety issues facing their Internet-savvy children.”

To build on the successful launch of the Norton Family Online Safety Guide, a new Spanish-language edition is now available. The Spanish and English versions can be downloaded for free at the Norton Family Resources Web site at, which offers additional tips and information on a broad array of Internet safety topics, including cyber bullying, social networking and online identity theft. Visitors to the site can submit questions about the Internet and technology to Marian Merritt. The Norton Family Resources Web site also includes information on Norton solutions, like Norton 360, which can help keep families and the valuable data they store on their PCs secure.


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