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Be Safe Online

This award winning, innovative educational program focuses on keeping the youngest users of the internet safe from harm. A unique collaboration between the Avast Foundation, Avast cybersafety experts, Czech and Slovak social media influencers, and university researchers, Be Safe Online helps thousands of children learn how to sa fely explore and engage inthe online world.

Be Safe Online

Research conducted by Avast revealed that every second child has experienced online harassment, swearing, threats, or fraud. Yet children do not receive enough guidance on how to deal with these tough difficult issues

Be Safe Online is an award-winning program that helps educate young people about how they can stay safe online. Through an online educational course, partnerships with schools, and by harnessing the power of positive social media influencers and Avast experts, Be Safe Online not only helps children live safer online, but raises public awareness of critical topics such as cyberbullying, online grooming, and fraud.

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Be Safe Online ambassadors and influencers have brought color and excitement to children's online safety education.

Be Safe Online believes that the most effective way to keep children safe online is not through banning access to the internet, but through compelling and actionable education.

Developed with children in mind, Be Safe Online's course takes complex issues and provides clear and understandable examples taken directly from life experiences. We are helping to create change in children's online behavior so that they are more capable and confident about coping with risky situations in real life.

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In a series of workshops at primary schools, Be Safe Online educated over 3000 children in the Czech Republic, before ever taking its interactive content online.

To learn more about the work Be Safe Online does, and the success it has already had in reaching young people across Slovakia and the Czech Republic, visit the Be Safe Online website (currently in Czech/Slovak only).

Avast Foundation is now part of Giving@Gen

On September 12, 2022, Avast merged with NortonLifeLock, Inc., and a successor company, Gen, was launched. Gen is a global company powering Digital Freedom through consumer brands including Norton, Avast, LifeLock, Avira, AVG, ReputationDefender, and CCleaner. Gen’s vision is to big vision to power Digital Freedom by protecting consumers and giving them control of their digital lives. Gen’s philanthropy and corporate responsibility program, Giving@Gen, is a big part of that mission, and will draw on the legacy of Avast Foundation and NortonLifeLock Cares programs.

To learn more about Giving@Gen, please visit Gen’s corporate responsibility website.

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