Internet security may be coming to a city near you

Microsoft and government and non-government partners are taking Internet security on the road with two different tours that will travel to several US cities this year.


The first tour is the ‘Get Net Safe’ tour, which began in May and still has a few cities left on its 12-city tour. The Get Net Safe Tour is designed to raise awareness about computing security and Internet safety so that people can help better protect their computers, their information, and their families.


Here’s a list of the stops left on the tour:


Charlotte – Oct. 24-26
Los Angeles – Nov. 14-16
Seattle – Nov. 28-30
Orlando – December 5-7


For more information, see


The second tour is the ‘Safety is no game. Is your family set?’ Xbox Citizenship campaign, which launched on October 12th in New York City. This campaign is designed for parents who want to learn more about the Family Settings Feature available in the Xbox 360 console and about other resources to help protect children, like the ESRB’s video game ratings and content descriptors.


For more information about the launch and the cities on the tour, see Xbox Citizenship campaign helps parents.


Exact dates and locations are still being determined, but so far here are the confirmed dates and locations:


Tuesday, October 24Hartford Boys & Girls Club at Asylum Hill

170 Sigourney St.
Hartford , CT06105


Thursday, October 26Chelsea Clubhouse

30 Willow Street
Boston , MA02150


Wednesday, November 8
Hank Kline Unit of Miami BGCA
2805 SW 32nd Ave Miami , FL 33133

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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »