AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security to 150 million active users, today announced it is sponsoring the upcoming Child Internet Safety Summit. Recognized worldwide as the event that brings together senior officials from government, business and academia to discuss online child protection, the annual summit will be held on July 11 th in Westminster, London.
Organized to celebrate the 10 th anniversary of Safer Internet Day, The Child Internet Safety Summit will address the urgent concerns faced by parents and teachers in the UK and Europe in relation to child abuse online. The day-long event will be attended by approximately 300 education and online safety professionals and will offer keynote sessions from industry leaders including Claire Perry, the UK government advisor on childhood and John Carr, the UK government advisor on online child safety, amongst others.
AVG Technologies will deliver a keynote session at 11.20am on July 11 th, to discuss the barrage of online threats facing children, and the action needed to ensure their online safety and privacy. Additionally, AVG executives Siobhan MacDermott, Chief Policy Officer; and Jim Brock, VP of Privacy Products, will go on to host an interactive privacy seminar which offers attendees firsthand access to industry-leading experts on online privacy and security policies.
“With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets and the rapid increase in Internet usage, the debate over children’s safety online and how they engage with technology has never been more important,” said John Giamatteo, Chief Operating Officer, AVG Technologies. “We are passionate about supporting Internet safety and believe the Child Internet Safety Summit 2013 will serve to further reinforce the importance of education and the ways in which we can help to reduce the threats to children online.”“The launch of The Child Internet Safety Summit and the response we’ve had signals a step-change in attitudes to child safety online and the need for consensus across Europe in our approach,” said Aisha Tilstone, Conference Director of the Summit. “AVG’s commitment to this cause has been long-standing and exemplified through research, such as the two-year Digital Diaries study, making AVG a great partner for this event. We are pleased that AVG has chosen to support our cause and we welcome the value, insight and advice the company will bring.” Learn more about the Child Internet Safety Summit. About AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG) AVG’s mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience, providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG’s powerful yet easy-to‐use software and online services put users in control of their Internet experience. By choosing AVG’s software and services, users become part of a trusted global community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to 150 million active users as of March 31, 2013 and offers a product portfolio that targets the consumer and small business markets and includes Internet security, PC performance optimization, online backup, mobile security, identity protection and family safety software.