July 13, 2004
Through a unique arrangement, Marvel and Wired Safety, the world's largest Internet safety and education organization, will develop a groundbreaking program designed to help parents and their children use the Internet safely, wisely and responsibly. The program will be unveiled on Tuesday, July 13, 2004.
"The Marvel Super Heroes and Wired Safety have created a wonderful website that children of all ages may use to educate themselves and others about Internet security and to ensure everyone knows about online safety issues," said Stevens. "Our children are so technologically savvy that they are moving around on the web and can get into trouble. Wired Safety and Marvel Comics are trying to ensure that our children are equipped with the proper tools to navigate the web safely."
The primary elements of this initiative include: stage shows starring the Marvel Super Heroes that will travel to community centers, malls, schools, state fairs and other destinations across the country; a new website, InternetSuperheroes.org, an in-school Internet safety curriculum program; and a series of custom comic books each tackling a specific topic related to safe and responsible Internet use.
"The Marvel Super Heroes are instantly recognizable and are highly trusted by children and parents alike. They make for the ideal characters to help promote Internet security and educate everyone on key online safety issues," said Peter Cuneo, Vice-Chairman, Marvel Enterprises, Inc. "In bringing together our widely known Marvel characters and Parry's expertise in Internet safety, we have developed a terrific program that educates kids and parents about Internet piracy and predators as well as promoting responsible and private surfing in a fun and engaging way."
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