Driving Change Against Cyberbullying

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Driving Change Against Cyberbullying

Symantec donates $260,000 to non-profit beyondblue at the Gold Coast 600 V8 Supercars event
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.@symantec and @beyondblue team up to tackle #cyberbullying in Australia! Story & video here: http://bit.ly/1wIROUx #CSR

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Monday, November 3, 2014 - 8:00am

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With the advent of the internet, bullying has taken on a new, more invasive form. Cyberbullying, in which a young person uses technology to intentionally intimidate or embarrass another person or group, is a worldwide issue. In a global survey polling 18,000 people in 24 countries, 77% stated that cyberbullying is a unique form of harassment and needs special attention. Unlike traditional bullying, cyberbullying can happen anywhere and can be anonymous, making it difficult to control.  

In that same survey, Australia ranked as the worst place for cyberbullying, with 9 out of 10 parents reporting that their child or another member in their community had been a victim of cyberbullying.

Symantec strives to provide educational resources, online tools, and information to people all over the globe on topics such as online safety, cybercrime, and emerging threats. Cyberbullying is a growing concern and as part of our commitment to address this issue, we donated AUD$260,000 to non-profit, beyondblue, to help them tackle cyberbullying in Australia. Norton Hornets drivers Michael Caruso and James Moffatt presented the check tobeyondblue at the Gold Coast 600 V8 Supercars even held on October 23rd. As part of showing support for the cause, Symantec also changed the branding on the outside of the race cars to that of the racers’ nicknames.  

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