AVG Announces Lead Sponsorship at Child Internet Safety Summit

  AVG Announces Lead Sponsorship at Child Internet Safety Summit

Business Wire

AMSTERDAM & SAN FRANCISCO -- November 27, 2013

AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile
security to 172 million active users, today announced it is the headline
sponsor of the Child Internet Safety Summit 2014. The Summit, which is
recognized for bringing together senior advisors, government policy officials
business and academic child online safety experts, will take place on July 3rd
2014 in Westminster, London.

Now in its second year, The Child Internet Safety Summit will address the
threats facing children online and how these can be mitigated in the UK and
across Europe. The day-long event, which will be attended by over 300
education and online safety professionals, will offer keynote sessions from
industry leaders including Peter Davies, the Chief Executive Officer at the
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) and John Carr, The UK
Government Advisor on Online Child Safety.

AVG Technologies will deliver the opening keynote session addressing the
online safety issues that have been pushed to the forefront of the news agenda
in the past year and highlight where further action is needed – from parents,
teachers and policy advisors – to ensure children are safeguarded online. In
addition, AVG will also host a series of interactive seminars which will
explore themes such as online privacy, tracking, sharing information safely
and protecting personal data.

“Since sponsoring the Child Internet Safety Summit last year the online child
safety debate has moved on leaps and bounds,” said Tony Anscombe, senior
security evangelist at AVG Technologies. “As Government officials make steps
towards making the internet a safer more regulated place for children, our
main concern is ensuring that parents and education professionals understand
the real world implications of these legislative changes. We are determined to
guide parents through these changes and help them make sense of their child’s
online world and are pleased that the Child Internet Safety Summit will give
us a platform to do this.”

“Reception towards Tony Anscombe’s keynote session and AVG’s joint research
report with Andy Phippen - Professor of Social Responsibility in IT at
Plymouth University - was excellent this year so we are delighted that AVG has
agreed to be lead sponsor of the Child Internet Safety Summit 2014,” said
Aisha Tilstone, Conference Director for Child Internet Safety. “As a father
himself and author of online parental advice book, ‘one parent to another’,
Tony Anscombe is in a great position to provide advice at the Summit.”

To learn more about the research and resources AVG Technologies has to help
protect children online click here.

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About AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG)

AVG’s mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience,
providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG’s powerful yet easy-to‐use
software and online services put users in control of their Internet
experience. By choosing AVG’s software and services, users become part of a
trusted global community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual
protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to 172 million active
users as of September 30, 2013 and offers a product portfolio that targets the
consumer and small business markets and includes Internet security, PC
performance optimization, online backup, mobile security, identity protection
and family safety software.

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Contact:

US
Waggener Edstrom for AVG
Katie Han
+00 1 (212) 551 4807
khan@waggeneredstrom.com
or
UK
Waggener Edstrom for AVG
Samantha Woodman
+ 44 (0)20 7632 3840
swoodman@waggeneredstrom.com
 
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