SAN DIEGO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection, today announced the start of its third annual "Calling All Parents" (CAP) campaign. Sponsored in partnership with the San Diego Police Foundation, COX Communications, NBC 7 San Diego and the Securing Our eCity Foundation, the award-winning campaign continues to raise public awareness of cyber security and privacy issues and educate parents on how to keep their families safe online.
"With the always-on nature of devices and social networking sites, it is more important than ever that youth and their parents are properly educated on cyber safety," said Andrew Lee, CEO of ESET North America. "We are on a mission to close the cybersecurity education gap that exists in many households by sharing best practices with parents and their children, so all family members can safely explore and learn online."
The program follows on success from last year's efforts, which included a heartfelt public service campaign alerting parents to the grim realities, signs and consequences of cyber-bullying. The quality of the campaign was acknowledged when one of the PSAs received an Emmy® for Director - Short Form from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Pacific Southwest Chapter.
"NBC 7 San Diego is excited to collaborate with the San Diego Police Foundation and ESET again this year, and have a new partner COX, to generate more awareness around cyber safety," said Richard Kelley, President and General Manager of NBC 7 San Diego. "This visual platform is a great way to maximize outreach to our entire community, ensuring families continue talking about these important issues."
The third annual CAP campaign will consist of a series of public service announcements on NBC 7 San Diego and cable networks on the COX channel lineup that will direct viewers to SafetyNet, an informative site that houses online safety tips and resources. The campaign is timed to run through National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October and finish at the end of December 2014.
"The San Diego Police Foundation remains dedicated to protecting all citizens of San Diego online and on the streets of our city," said Darlene Kanzler, director, SafetyNet program. "The CAP campaign provides awareness as well as resources that parents need to educate themselves and their family on smart cyber choices."
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