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NetSmartz Workshop would like to recognize and thank the organizations that help us keep kids, tweens, and teens safer online. Your generous contributions and continued support allow us to create dynamic educational resources for kids and their families all over the world.
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This vital NCMEC partner has ensured that the IT infrastructure operates effectively 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. CA is the creator of the original missingkids.com website, providing security to the analysis of online crimes against children, and enabling the distribution of missing children’s data and information. In the fall of 2008, CA launched its ‘Internet Security Suite Plus 2009’, which includes NetSmartzKids materials, raising vital funds for NCMEC with the purchase of each product.
Cox Communications has partnered with NCMEC and TV host John Walsh to present original research on the behavior of young people online. Cox also teamed up with NetSmartz Workshop to bring family-friendly resources and live Clicky appearances to the Washington, DC metro-area.
Disney is an important supporter of NCMEC’s online safety program NetSmartz. Disney’s commitment to keeping children safer online extends to the adults and educators tasked with molding a generation of digital natives. In 2015, Disney sponsored NetSmartz’s first online educator training program, “Teaching Digital Citizenship” which enabled NCMEC to reach a greater variety of educators with important online safety teaching tools and strategies.
Created by the American entertainment software industry, the ESA Foundation (ESAF) works to make a positive difference in the lives of America’s youth by providing scholarships to the next generation of industry innovators and supporting charitable organizations and schools that leverage entertainment software and technology to create educational opportunities. ESAF is primarily supported by proceeds from its signature annual fundraiser, “Nite to Unite – for Kids” and other charitable initiatives. For more information about ESAF, please visit www.esafoundation.org or follow us on Twitter: @ESA_ Foundation.
As a proud sponsor of NCMEC since 2003, Microsoft increased its support through partnering with NetSmartz Workshop in 2008 to develop resources that help families stay safer while gaming online. Whether it is complying with local laws and regulations, demonstrating ethical business standards, mitigating risks to the environment, protecting human rights or shaping policies for the future, Microsoft is committed to being a global champion of corporate social responsibility.
Viacom has focused on issues related to Internet safety and prevention education programs while partnering with NCMEC. Working together, NCMEC and Viacom continue to grow their combined outreach on this vital issue through expanded online partnerships and public service messaging such as the NetSmartz Workshop’s public service announcements featuring Miranda Cosgrove from the hit Nickelodeon show "iCarly.”
There are so many threats to children when they are online, such as predators, inappropriate content, and cyberbullying. Total Defense believes that security software is the best way to protect children in the cyber world, and we want you to join us in building a safer Internet for our children.
As a part of our commitment to keeping kids safe, the Missing Children’s Network was formed through a partnership between Walmart, SAM'S CLUB and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Walmart's Missing Children's Network consists of a bulletin board in every Walmart store and SAM'S CLUB nationwide. Each bulletin board is updated monthly and contains 17 posters of missing children along with relevant personal information. The visibility of the Missing Children's Network bulletin boards and pictures featured on Walmart Television Network permeates big cities and small towns in every corner of the country providing tremendous exposure. To date, photos of over 9,614 children have been displayed. 7,868 of these children have been recovered and 189 recoveries resulted directly from one of our boards.
Yahoo! has been instrumental in helping NetSmartz.org get the word out about Internet safety through its Yahoo! Kids and other popular properties. Yahoo! is also committed to targeting responses to issues and developments important to parents and teens, such as social networking and cyberbullying. Yahoo! is dedicated to equipping families with ways to stay connected and safe.