Cybersmile will work alongside Intel in addressing diversity and inclusion both on and offline
Submitted by The Cybersmile Foundation
As part of a new investment plan to improve diversity in the tech industry, Intel have chosen to partner with Cybersmile among a host of international organizations.
Intel announced that it would be investing $300 million in the next five years at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, to improve levels of diversity in the tech industry.
As well as making changes to the hiring and staff structure at Intel itself, the technology company is engaging with other initiatives and organizations to make a positive difference to the wider digital community as a whole alongside Cybersmile as one of their partners.
“Our goal with Intel Technology is to help solve real problems and enable experiences that are truly desired by people and businesses. In order to do this, we must also do more to lead the growth of diversity and inclusion with the technology industry. Women and underrepresented minorities will continue to play a greater role as consumers, influencers, creators and leaders,” - Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO.
Together with Intel and other selected organizations, Cybersmile will help to facilitate diversity and inclusion in the digital world by supporting the women and girls, who for many different reasons have been underrepresented within the industry both on and offline. In addition to providing help and support, Cybersmile will be developing a new gaming related area on its website – a platform to promote innovative organizations and initiatives from around the world, industry related interviews, gaming abuse specific support and more.
“Following the shocking figures on underrepresentation within the tech industry and repeated stories of digital abuse in 2014, we are thrilled to be working with Intel and selected non-profit organizations to address these issues and facilitate positive change. It is amazing that a corporation with the public and professional presence of Intel has chosen to take such a positive, proactive step to tackle this problem head on and we commend them for this commitment to diversifying the industry,” Scott Freeman, CEO, The Cybersmile Foundation.
Cybersmile will provide support to anybody affected by online abuse, whether a nervous first time gamer right through to an experienced journalist who has received constant abuse and needs a fresh perspective on their situation. Cybersmile will also be developing a Global Support Service as part of the partnership, made up of multilingual support advisors trained in the areas of online abuse and harassment.
To read more about Intel’s plans for diversity as well as new technology and products they previewed at CES 2015, click here to visit their Newsroom.
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Through education and the promotion of positive digital citizenship, The Cybersmile Foundation reduces incidents of cyberbullying and provides professional help along with support services to children and adults.
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The Cybersmile Foundation is an international non profit organization registered as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in the U.S. and as a registered charity in the U.K. (No.1147576)
The Cybersmile Foundation is a multi award winning anti cyberbullying non-profit organization. Committed to tackling all forms of digital abuse and bullying online, we work to promote diversity and inclusion by building a safer, more positive digital community.
Through education and the promotion of positive digital citizenship we reduce incidents of cyberbullying and through our professional help and support services we enable victims and their families to regain control of their lives.
Founded in 2010, Cybersmile has grown to become the worlds leading anti cyberbullying non-profit organization. Registered as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in the U.S and as a registered charity in the U.K - Cybersmile provides expert support, resources and consultancy to individuals, governments, corporations and educational institutions around the world.
Our educational programs, support services and messages of hope and positivity reach millions of people around the world each year, whilst maintaining our core values of integrity, equality and compassion - the Cybersmile hallmark.
Our mission is a simple one; we believe that everyone should be able to enjoy being part of the new connected online world. Regular and productive use of the Internet has become essential to a healthy social and personal development.
The Cybersmile Foundation are committed to helping everyone realize their true potential by supporting those that are bullied online, changing the behavior of the bullies themselves and through education - preparing this and further generations for a safe and positive digital future.
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