Symantec makes a drama of staying safe online

Security software firm Symantec has teamed-up with Perform, the UK’s largest drama school for primary-age children, to teach youngsters how to stay safe on the Internet in a fun, lively way.

‘Zak and Zara’s Cyberspace Adventure’ theatre production has been created by Perform exclusively for Symantec UK as part of its Norton Family Online Safety Initiative. The performance will be shown to more than 10,000 children in primary schools across London and the Home Counties in October 2008 to teach them, while having fun, ways to use the Internet in a safe and responsible manner.

Zak & Zara’s Cyberspace Adventure is an interactive story set in the future on Planet Disco. The children will meet the Space-Age family, their talking computer, Chip, and the nasty Green Alien, while learning key online safety messages around topics such as cyber-bullying and using chat-rooms safely.

“Today’s children have never known a world without the Internet and communicating with their friends through email, social networking, and instant messaging is common practice,” says Caroline Cockerill, Norton Online Safety Advocate for Symantec. “Through Zak and Zara’s Cyberspace Adventure, we hope to educate children about how to use the Internet in a responsible and safe way while still being able to enjoy the benefits of the Internet.”

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