View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
December 20, 2004

Computer Associates joins McGraw-Hill to launch ‘Keep Your Kids Safe On The Internet’

Computer Associates International, Inc. has partnered with McGraw-Hill Professional to offer free consumer security software with the publisher's newly released book, "Keep Your Kids Safe on the Internet".

By CBR Staff Writer

The book offers advice to concerned parents looking to protect their children online. Computer Associates (CA) cited a study by the Crimes Against Children Research Center which found that, of children who used the Internet regularly during a one-year period, one in four was exposed to unwanted pictures depicting nudity or sexual acts and one in five received a sexual solicitation or approach.

Written by Internet security expert Simon Johnson, the book includes an offer for a free copy of CA’s eTrust EZ Antivirus 2005 security software, one of the products reviewed in the book. The product provides protection, detection and elimination of thousands of computer viruses, worms and Trojan Horse programs.

With the antivirus product retailing at $29.95 per copy, CA’s software commitment is valued at $1.05 million for the first print run alone and is expected to increase over the life of the book. Philip Ruppel, vice president and group publisher of McGraw-Hill Professional, stated that by including the eTrust EZ Antivirus, we are offering our readers greater value by enabling them to act immediately on Simon Johnson’s urgent advice that parents install and update antivirus software.

Advances in technology have resulted in many positive changes in our society, said Lina Liberti, vice president of product marketing at CA. At the same time, I am keenly aware that the introduction of technology into our homes via the Internet has been problematic. Parents everywhere are looking for guidance and the necessary tools to help them safeguard their children in the online world with the same effectiveness as they do in the real world.

Parents should take an active interest in what their children are doing on the Internet, said Johnson. By putting the computer in the family room and going on the Internet together, parents can guide their children toward safe activities.

Content from our partners
Scan and deliver
GenAI cybersecurity: "A super-human analyst, with a brain the size of a planet."
Cloud, AI, and cyber security – highlights from DTX Manchester

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.