DALLAS, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global pioneer in security software and solutions, today announced that 12 schools have been awarded its Educational Technology Grant. Each school will receive a $25,000 gift including cash, technology and professional services. This initiative stems from the company's Internet Safety for Kids and Families program, which encourages a generation of safe, responsible digital citizens.
Combined, Trend Micro's contribution of more than $300,000 to recipients across the country will help educate students about online safety, while preparing them for the technology-focused careers of the future. Coinciding with Trend Micro's 25th anniversary, this program supports the company's mission of making the world safe for exchanging digital information.
"Trend Micro is proud to award these 12 schools with our Educational Technology Grant to equip the leaders of tomorrow with the resources they need to navigate social media and leverage technology for their benefit," said Lynette Owens, global director, Internet Safety for Kids & Families Program, Trend Micro. "It is rewarding to have the opportunity to educate students about responsible online behavior, and how they can use technology to expand their horizons and fulfill professional aspirations."
Schools were selected among dozens of submissions from coast to coast based on their desire to utilize technology to further the education of students. Each of the recipients highlighted commitment and involvement with specific technology initiatives, making them worthy recipients.
Recipients of the Educational Technology Grant include:
- A.N. Prtizker Elementary School, Chicago
- The Atlanta Public Schools district, Atlanta
- Davis Elementary School, Irving, Texas
- Fair Oaks Elementary School, Osseo, Minn.
- Foxborough Regional Charter School, Foxborough, Mass
- Harrison K-8 School, Canon City, Colo.
- Newton-Lee Elementary School, Ashburn, Va.
- Point Arena High School, Point Arena, Calif.
- PS 29 John M. Harrigan School, New York
- Rio Vista Elementary School, Anaheim, Calif.
- Sappington Elementary School, St. Louis
- Young Leaders Elementary School, New York
"Our team was impressed by the submissions we received and how passionate these schools are about employing safe technology practices for their students," added Owens. "We look forward to hearing about how each grant is utilized by its recipient school and the impact it had on their respective causes."
Trend Micro's Commitment to the Internet Safety of Kids and Families
To support its vision of making the world safe for exchanging digital information, Trend Micro aspires to make a difference by using its expertise to make the world at large a better place. Trend Micro has made a commitment to make the Internet a great place for young people around the world through its world-wide employee volunteer program, grants and donations to eligible organizations, and partnerships with those who share its vision and mission. For Trend Micro's free Internet safety tips, tools and advice, visit our Internet Safety for Kids and Families page.
About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in security software, rated number one in server security (IDC, 2013), strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Built on 25 years of experience, our solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered data security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative security technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and fits an evolving ecosystem. All of our solutions are powered by cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure, and are supported by over 1,200 threat experts around the globe. For more information, visit TrendMicro.com.
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