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The Biggest Threat on the Digital Playground: Cyberbullying


New York, NY (PRWEB) July 27, 2009

Note to parents: “Cyberbullying is real and it’s here to stay – until you do something about it!”

That is the message that Pandora Corp., makers of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, wants you to hear loud and clear, as the mid-summer blues hit and your kids spend more time online.

“Cyberbullying is the biggest online threat facing young Internet users today,” says James Leasure, co-founder of Pandora Corp. “Of course, other threats like Internet predators do still exist, but statistically, kids have a much greater chance of being involved in some way with electronic bullying.”

A recent study revealed that 1 in 5 teens had been bullied online or via text, while 1 in 10 admitted to being a bully to someone else. The study of 655 U.S. teens ages 13-18 also showed that 68% of teens consider bullying to be a serious problem with today’s youth. Furthermore, 4 out of 5 teens say that online bullying is both easier to get away with and easier to hide from their parents than traditional bullying.

But how can that be?

“Too many parents have the Internet safety talk with their children, and then turn away,” says Leasure. “But the bullying problem isn’t going to go away until the parents of the bullies know what their child is doing online, know how they are treating others, and care enough to do something about it.”

Adding more fuel to the already blazing issue is the recent overturning of Lori Drew’s conviction. The New York Times reported that Drew was found guilty of three misdemeanor counts of accessing a protected computer without authorization under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a federal law intended to combat computer crimes. According to a Reuter’s article on the overturning, Drew was accused of creating a fake profile on MySpace and posing as a teenage boy to tease and humiliate 13-year-old Megan Meier, a neighbor who had a falling out with Drew’s daughter. Meier ultimately committed suicide as a result of Drew’s actions in October 2006. According to The New York Times, the presiding judge for the case overturned the jury’s conviction, stating that if this conviction was to remain, virtually anyone could be brought to trial for the slightest violation of a terms of service agreement.

“It’s a tragic case and a very sensitive issue,” explains Leasure. “On one hand, the judge made a proper legal decision by keeping the violation of a website’s Terms of Service a civil matter. On the other hand, this sends a powerful message to parents that social networks are a virtual Wild Wild West.”

So what can parents do?

“The bottom line is that you absolutely must know what your kids are doing online,” says Leasure. “You have to monitor computer and internet activity so you can know where they spend their time online, who they talk to, and most importantly, how they represent themselves and treat others in the vast digital community. If you see something that isn’t right, you need to act as parents and correct the issue.”

While states and school districts scramble to introduce bills and adopt policies to help curb cyberbullying, parents have access to technology tools that will let them know what their kids are doing online at home. Pandora Corp’s flagship computer monitoring software, PC Pandora, works like a DVR for the PC, taking sequential snapshots of everything that happens on the computer, so parents can play back and watch all activity.

PC Pandora captures further details of user activity in text-based files. Instant messenger chats, emails, websites, keystrokes, peer-2-peer files traded, and programs accessed are all recorded and documented for parental review. PC Pandora lets parents set up Internet filters and program blocks to make sure their kids aren’t accessing programs or content that parents find objectionable. There is also the invaluable IRIS feature that will email a busy parent at work with updates on child activity.

Leasure emphatically states that “parental awareness is truly the key to fixing this problem. If your child is the victim – or worse, the bully – it’s time to step in. It’s not being over-protective; it’s being a 21st century parent. Monitoring software like our PC Pandora plays a vital role by providing information needed to be an effective Net-generation parent. With the insight our software provides into a child’s daily struggles, parents can begin to put a stop to Internet threats like cyberbullying.”

A 2-hour trial of the PC Pandora monitoring software is available at the PC Pandora website.

Cyberbullying Statistics:

A recent survey of 655 US teens, ages 13 to 18, was conducted by Cox Communications in association with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The study found that “cyberbullying is widespread among today’s teens, with over one-third having experienced it, engaged in it, or know of friends who have who have done either.” More specifically:

Approximately 1 in 10 teens have cyberbullied someone online or by text message and 1 in 5 have been cyberbullied by someone else.
Two-thirds of teens (68%) believe cyberbullying is a serious problem
Teens who have been cyberbullied most commonly think it was to be mean or for fun or entertainment. However, cyberbullies are most likely to say they did it to get back at someone or because someone deserved it.
4 in 5 teens believe cyberbullying is easier to get away with (81%) and easier to hide from parents (80%) than bullying in person.
Nearly half of those who have been bullied (46%) say that the bully was caught, but only 1 in 4 of those who say they bully (28%) admit that they themselves have been caught.
Three-quarters of teens (75%) think there should be stricter rules about online bullying.

About PC Pandora: Pandora Corporation was formed with one goal – to help our customers monitor, control and protect their families and themselves online. First released in mid 2005, PC Pandora has been constantly upgraded to industry-leading specifications and has received accolades from users, reviewers and even school districts and law enforcement agencies, who use the program to help in the day-to-day supervision of the children and citizens they are charged with protecting. The company website devotes space to helping parents by providing them with 18 Tips to Safe Surfing and Pandora’s Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. PC Pandora has vaulted into a leadership position for parental control software by boasting a combination of features that are unparalleled in the monitoring industry. In 2008, Version 5.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. In addition, through the company’s SAFE SCHOOLS program, schools and school districts can receive up to $ 100,000 worth of software to aid in protecting their students and their PCs. PC Pandora is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com. Currently in version 5.3, the next release of PC Pandora will incorporate Pandora LIVE, a web-based service that will allow parents to check content from anywhere through a secure server.

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Physical Bullying of Kids on the Decline; PC Pandora 6.0 Computer Monitoring Software Can Help Combat the Rising Cyberbullying


Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) March 10, 2010

A recently-released national study funded by the US Department of Justice and conducted by the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire found physical bullying among peers declined from 2003 to 2008. Two studies conducted five years apart, asking the same questions, revealed the percentage of children reporting physical bullying in the past year went down from 22-percent to 15-percent.

In response, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) asserts that cyberbullying has eclipsed traditional playground bullying, citing statistics from their own study that shows more than 43-percent of teens are victims of cyberbullying. Further results reveal 92-percent of those bullied online know who their bully is and, unfortunately, only 10-percent of those dealing with a cyberbully tell their parents.

We agree with the NCPC and recognize that cyberbullying is the epidemic the industry, the government, parents and educators all need to be focusing on now, states co-founder of Pandora Corp., Manuel Coats. But success hinges on both parents and the kids involved.

Coats says the key to reducing the cyberbullying numbers is stopping incidents as quickly as possible.

Parents really need to be aware of what their child is doing online and what is happening in their digital lives, explains Coats. Statistics show that a child being bullied is not going to tell their parents. But, obviously, this is information that parents need to have.

Pandora Corp. makes and sells PC Pandora 6.0 computer monitoring software. Much like your TVs DVR, PC Pandora records everything and anything you tell it to on your PC. The software makes it possible for parents to view screenshots of everything their child does on the computer and view all emails sent and received, instant messenger conversations, social networking chats and posts, websites visited and much more. When a child is being bullied, PC Pandora will show the parents everything.

PC Pandora 6.0 lets parents know exactly what their children are doing online and see first-hand how they are interacting with others, says Coats. If their child is being bullied, they will have records and information they can use to help put an end the situation.

PC Pandora can also work on the flip-side, when a parent may have a bully in their house.

In some situations, PC Pandora might reveal that your child is the aggressor. If that is the case, you have the information you need to be able to sit down and talk to your child and put an end to the behavior before schools or law enforcement get involved.

But parents are only half of the solution.

We need to continue educating our kids, continues Coats. We need to reinforce lessons of kindness and show them how to help stop the bullying when they see it occurring. We also need to help them understand that what they say and do online will stick with them forever that includes the manner in which they treat others.

Fortunately, many school districts are already working with local law enforcement to bring students the education and awareness of cyberbullying they need. But with cyberbullying prevalent at such a high rate, it is clear both parents and students still have a lot of work to do in ending the epidemic.

Its truly a combination of parental awareness and education for our kids, states Coats. PC Pandora 6.0 is the best tool available to help with the first step. The second step is up to all of us.

For more information and a free trial of the new PC Pandora 6.0, visit http://www.pcpandora.com/live/whats-new.php.

About PC Pandora: Pandora Corporation was formed with one goal to help our customers monitor, control and protect their families and themselves online. First released in mid 2005, PC Pandora has been constantly upgraded to industry-leading specifications and has received accolades from users, reviewers and even school districts and law enforcement agencies, who use the program to help in the day-to-day supervision of the children and citizens they are charged with protecting. The company website devotes space to helping parents by providing them with 18 Tips to Safe Surfing and Pandoras Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. In addition, the Pandora Corp. has made the PD Pandora Internet Safety Symposium available to schools and law enforcement as a free resource for spreading internet safety awareness to parents. Over the past few years, PC Pandora has vaulted into a leadership position for parental control software by boasting a combination of features that are unparalleled in the monitoring industry. In 2010, Version 6.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. Concurrently released with 6.0, the web-based PC Pandora LIVE! service affords parents the ability to keep their kids safe from anywhere at anytime. PC Pandora is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com.

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As States Continue to Adopt Anti-bullying Laws, Pandora Corp. Offers Parents an Effective Solution to Combat Cyberbullying in Their Homes and in Their Communities


Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) April 8, 2010

As Massachusetts waits for Governor Patricks signature on a recently passed anti-bullying law, nine teenagers have been charged with a mix of felony charges stemming from the suicide death of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince. The prosecuting district attorney says the nine teens participated in physical threats and online harassment to a degree that caused Ms. Prince to take her own life in January.

According to the New York Times source article, the new Massachusetts law will require school staff members to report suspected incidents of bullying, and principals to investigate them. Principals, in some extreme cases, will be required to involve law enforcement. The bill also demands that schools teach about the dangers of bullying.

Though Massachusetts will be the 42nd state to adopt an official anti-bullying law, this case is receiving increased attention; for the first time, we may see bullies being held accountable for their actions. Pandora Corp. co-founder Jamie Leasure says this is sure to send a message home to bullies and their parents.

Parents really need to be aware of what their child is doing online and what is happening in their digital lives, explains Leasure. Just as much as parents should be concerned when their child is a victim, they should take steps to make certain their child is not an aggressor.

Leasure says the key to reducing cyberbullying is stopping incidents as quickly as possible.

Cyberbullying is the epidemic that parents, educators, the government and our industry all need to be focusing on now, states Leasure. But success really hinges on the parents of the kids involved both those of the victims and the bullies.

Pandora Corp. is the maker of PC Pandora 6.0 computer monitoring software. Much like the DVR on your TV, PC Pandora records everything and anything you tell it to on your PC. The software makes it possible for parents to view screenshots of every thing their child does on the computer and view all emails sent and received, instant messenger conversations, social networking chats and posts, websites visited and much more. Whatever a child does online, good or bad, PC Pandora will show the parents everything.

PC Pandora 6.0 lets parents know exactly what their young surfers are doing online and see first-hand how they are interacting with others, explains Leasure. If their child is being bullied, they will have records and information they can use to help put an end the situation.

PC Pandora can also work on the flip-side, when a parent may have a bully in their house.

According to Leasure: In some situations, PC Pandora might reveal that a child is the aggressor or a participant in the bullying. If that is the case, parents will have the information needed to sit down and talk to their child and put an end to the behavior before schools or law enforcement get involved.

PC Pandora 6.0 has two components that, in addition to keeping parents informed, will keep them informed throughout the day. The first is the built-in IRIS feature, which will send activity updates straight to the parents email. IRIS updates can be configured for as often as 5 minutes, or as infrequent as suits your needs.

The second feature is the brand new PC Pandora LIVE! service, which allows users to access the data recorded by PC Pandora from anywhere in the world. PC Pandora uploads recorded activity to the safe and secure SSL encrypted LIVE! website. All you need then is an Internet connection and a web browser. You can even log in from your iPhone and many other handheld devices.

With the LIVE! service, you can review the data and adjust settings on the monitored computer, explains Leasure. If cyberbullying is taking place in your home, youll be able to see it within minutes and step in quickly to help stop it, whether you are on the road, at work, or even just in another room of the house.

Experts say parents are only half of the solution. Leasure agrees:

We need to continue educating our kids while reinforcing lessons of kindness. We must show our kids how to take a stand and help stop the bullying when they see it occurring. We also need to help them understand that what they say and do online will stick with them forever that includes the manner in which they treat others.

Fortunately, many school districts are already working with local law enforcement to bring students the education and awareness of cyberbullying they need. But with incidences of cyberbullying skyrocketing, it is clear both parents and students still have a lot of work to do in ending the epidemic.

Its truly a combination of parental awareness and education for our kids, states Leasure. PC Pandora 6.0 is the best tool available to raise awareness in parents. Educating the kids is up to all of us.

For more information and a free trial of the new PC Pandora 6.0, visit http://www.pcpandora.com.

About PC Pandora: Pandora Corporation was formed with one goal to help our customers monitor, control and protect their families and themselves online. First released in mid 2005, PC Pandora has been constantly upgraded to industry-leading specifications and has received accolades from users, reviewers and even school districts and law enforcement agencies, who use the program to help in the day-to-day supervision of the children and citizens they are charged with protecting. The company website devotes space to helping parents by providing them with 18 Tips to Safe Surfing and Pandoras Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. In addition, the Pandora Corp. has made the PD Pandora Internet Safety Symposium available to schools and law enforcement as a free resource for spreading internet safety awareness to parents. Over the past few years, PC Pandora has vaulted into a leadership position for parental control software by boasting a combination of features that are unparalleled in the monitoring industry. In 2010, Version 6.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. Concurrently released with 6.0, the web-based PC Pandora LIVE! service affords parents the ability to keep their kids safe from anywhere at anytime. PC Pandora is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com.

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Cyberbullying Stops Early with Computer Monitoring Software


Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) July 27, 2010

Last week, a media firestorm erupted around an 11-year-old girl who was cyberbullied mercilessly by anonymous members of an Internet website. According to ABC News, the young girl self-dubbed Jessi Slaughter was bullied online, being accused of sexual promiscuity and called various insulting names.

Thats when things took a turn for the worst, says Jamie Leasure, co-founder of Pandora Corp., makers of PC Pandora 6.0 computer monitoring software. Instead of alerting her parents, Jessi took matters into her own hands and became an aggressor herself.

Jessi videotaped a 5-minute video rant, raging at her online tormentors. Filled with an astonishing amount of profanity and violent threats of her own, her tirade proved to be the fuel that lit a bonfire. A swarm of more experienced and vicious web-savvy users virtually pounced on her and the insults and threats started coming fast and furious.

News reports say the girls full name and personal details were eventually posted online. Death threats soon followed, and the family was moved into protective custody. The dust has settled now, but state police are investigating the matter and Jessi is in therapy.

Leasure says the key to reducing cyberbullying is stopping incidents as quickly as possible. In the case of Jessi Slaughter, the situation may have been avoided had the parents been aware of the initial bullying she was experiencing.

It stands to reason that if Jessis parents knew she was being bullied, and that some folks were saying un-kind things about her online, they could have stepped in to help her before she took matters into her own hands, explains Leasure. Parents must be aware of what their child is doing online and what is happening in their digital lives. Just as much as parents should be concerned when their child is a victim, they should take steps to make certain their child is not an aggressor in any way, or making an easily-resolvable situation worse.

Cyberbullying is the epidemic that parents, educators and the government must immediately focus on. Advocacy groups and experts are calling for and suggesting solutions, but the success of halting this global problem hinges almost entirely on the parents of the kids involved both those of the victims and the bullies.

Pandora Corp. is the maker of PC Pandora 6.0 computer monitoring software. Much like the DVR on your TV, PC Pandora records everything and anything you tell it to on your PC. The software makes it possible for parents to view screenshots of everything their child does on the computer and view all emails sent and received, instant messenger conversations, social networking chats and posts, websites visited and much more. Whatever a child does online, good or bad, PC Pandora will show the parents everything.

PC Pandora 6.0 lets parents know exactly what their young surfers are doing online and see first-hand how they are interacting with others, explains Leasure. If their child is being bullied, they will have records and information they can use to help put an end the situation before it gets worse.

PC Pandora can also work on the flip-side, when a parent may have a bully in their house.

According to Leasure: In some situations, PC Pandora might reveal that a child is the aggressor or a participant in bullying others. If that is the case, parents will have the information needed to sit down and talk to their child. They can put an end to the behavior before schools or law enforcement get involved, or before the situation spirals out of control, like the recent incident.

FILTERING V MONITORING

The Jessi Slaughter situation also makes a clear case for the need to monitor Internet activity of all young surfers. While most parents feel filtering content and blocking a few websites is enough, it wont stop your child from creating a video of themselves and posting it on one website or another.

You can block Facebook and YouTube, but theyll just go to MySpace and use Google Video, says Leasure. A strong monitoring program like our PC Pandora 6.0 is essential in keeping kids safe online, because it eliminates the guesswork and false assumptions of safety it shows you exactly what they are doing and tells you whether or not they are taking risks.

And when it comes to getting the job of monitoring Internet activity done right, PC Pandora has been recognized by PCmag.com as an “extremely effective” tool. As a top rated parental control and monitoring product, numerous easy-to-use features and a low price point make PC Pandora a popular choice for many parents.

The big takeaway from this story should be that it is essential for all parents to monitor their young childs activity and behavior on the Internet just as they would in real life, says Leasure. Fortunately, we have made the task of doing this incredibly easy with PC Pandora 6.0. Theres no reason not to know what your kids are doing on the Internet.

For more information and a free trial of the new PC Pandora 6.0, visit http://pcpandora.com.

About PC Pandora: Pandora Corporation was formed with one goal to help our customers monitor, control and protect their families and themselves online. First released in mid 2005, PC Pandora has been constantly upgraded to industry-leading specifications and has received accolades from users, reviewers and even school districts and law enforcement agencies, who use the program to help in the day-to-day supervision of the children and citizens they are charged with protecting. The company website devotes space to helping parents by providing them with 18 Tips to Safe Surfing and Pandoras Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. In addition, the Pandora Corp. has made the PD Pandora Internet Safety Symposium available to schools and law enforcement as a free resource for spreading internet safety awareness to parents. Over the past few years, PC Pandora has vaulted into a leadership position for parental control software by boasting a combination of features that are unparalleled in the monitoring industry. In 2010, Version 6.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. Concurrently released with 6.0, the web-based PC Pandora LIVE! service affords parents the ability to keep their kids safe from anywhere at anytime. PC Pandora is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com.

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Stop Cyberbullying and Internet Predators with PC Pandora Monitoring Software During the 7th Annual Cyber Security Awareness Month


Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) October 12, 2010

This October marks the 7th annual Cyber Security Awareness Month, as declared by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). Pandora Corp., maker of PC Pandora 6.1 computer monitoring software, is reminding parents that part of keeping the family safe online is knowing what the younger surfers are doing while connected to the internet.

Every family needs to take protective measures to avoid falling victim to identity theft, phishing scams and cyber attacks, says Jamie Leasure, co-founder of Pandora Corp. But these practices need to continue year-round, as does monitoring how your children are using the Internet.

Two key issues cyberbullying and Internet predators grab most of the headlines when it comes to child Internet safety. Leasure says being aware of how our kids represent themselves online, how they treat others, and who their friends are can help reduce dangerous and disastrous incidents.

The key is parental awareness, he says. When you know for sure what your kids are doing on the Internet, you have a much better chance of keeping them safe.

CYBERBULLYING STOPS HERE:

In the year since the last Cyber Security Awareness Month, the country has been shocked by a rash of teenage suicides, all pointing to endless, fierce cyberbullying as the driving force and reason for the act.

Phoebe Prince, Alexis Pilkington and Tyler Clementi are just some of the names we have seen and read about, all resulting in a tragic loss that could have been prevented, says Leasure.

Leasure says cyberbullying is here to stay until parents of the bullies take action.

Cyberbullying thrives on anonymity, he explains. Not only are the bullies anonymous online, but they are working in secret in their own homes. Cyberbullying wont stop until that parents of the bullies are aware of what their children are doing online, and care enough to step in and stop it.

PC Pandora monitoring software will let parents know if their child is acting as an aggressor to a peer or fellow student, or enabling the bullying by passing the information along.

STOP INTERNET PREDATORS:

While cynics and experts dismiss Internet predators as overhyped media sensationalism, stories continue to surface every week of predators arrested in law enforcement sting operations and caught with real teens. One of the most recent stories that deserves special attention is the Kid-nap/ rape hoax in San Diego.

According to ABC News, a 20-year-old man in southern California befriended a 15-year-old girl online through the website, Mocospace. The two carried out a relationship that eventually lead to consensual sex. The girl felt guilty and decided to create an elaborate kidnapping and assault story to cover her actions.

The main message here is that talking just isnt enough, explains Leasure. The girl admits her parents had talked to her about the dangers online, but she disregarded their warnings, took things dangerously too far, felt guilty, and then made things worse by creating a horrible lie. As shocking as it is, taking risks like this and not listening to mom and dad is completely normal teen behavior. Thats why in the digital age, talking isnt enough; monitoring Internet activity could have helped prevent this unfortunate event.

HOW IT WORKS:

PC Pandora 6.0 is computer monitoring software that records all user activity through sequential screen snapshots, allowing parents to visually see everything their kids are doing online. The program also records activity in text-based files that capture all emails sent and received, instant messenger conversations, websites visited, programs accessed, peer-to-peer files shared, keystrokes logged, Internet search queries, printer logs, and more.

For parents that have to work and cant be home right after school, PC Pandora comes equipped with the IRIS feature, which sends the recorded text-based files to a parents email at specified intervals. The new PC Pandora LIVE! takes things a step further and allows parents to review the data and adjust settings on the monitored computer from a remote Internet connection.

We really hope parents use this month to double-check and update their PCs security, concludes Leasure. Part of that includes making sure they have a program in place to monitor what their children are doing online. PC Pandora is a vital weapon for parents in the battle for Internet safety.

For tips on how to keep your children safe from online predators and help stop cyberbullying in its tracks, visit http://www.pcpandora.com.

About PC Pandora: Pandora Corporation was formed with one goal to help our customers monitor, control and protect their families and themselves online. First released in mid 2005, PC Pandora has been constantly upgraded to industry-leading specifications and has received accolades from users, reviewers and even school districts and law enforcement agencies, who use the program to help in the day-to-day supervision of the children and citizens they are charged with protecting. The company website devotes space to helping parents by providing them with 18 Tips to Safe Surfing and Pandoras Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. In addition, the Pandora Corp. has made the PD Pandora Internet Safety Symposium available to schools and law enforcement as a free resource for spreading internet safety awareness to parents. Over the past few years, PC Pandora has vaulted into a leadership position for parental control software by boasting a combination of features that are unparalleled in the monitoring industry. In 2010, Version 6.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. Concurrently released with 6.0, the web-based PC Pandora LIVE! service affords parents the ability to keep their kids safe from anywhere at anytime. PC Pandora is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com.

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Stop Cyberbullying Now with Computer Monitoring Software


Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) November 10, 2010

Cyberbullying has taken center stage once again, following two more bullying-related suicides in the past few weeks. At the end of October, 17-year-old Jesse Buchsbaum in Pennsylvania took his own life after enduring the torments of multiple bullies; the following week, 16-year-old Cassidy Joy Andel in North Dakota took her life for the same reasons: the relentless tormenting of bullies both in school and through electronic communications.

Now the topic is sparking town and school meetings across the country, and has even been addresses in a recent episode of Foxs Glee.

Our country has been tragically awakened to and been confronted with a rash of teenage suicides, all pointing to endless, fierce bullying as the driving force and reason for the act, states Pandora Corp. co-founder Jamie Leasure. We need to make 2011 the year we change things around and put an end to the bullying.

Cyberbullying is the epidemic that parents and educators must immediately focus on. While advocacy groups and experts are calling for and suggesting solutions, Leasure says the success of halting this global problem hinges almost entirely on parents; the problem is here to stay until parents of the bullies take action.

Cyberbullying thrives on anonymity, he explains. Not only are the bullies anonymous online, but they are working in secret in their own homes. Cyberbullying wont stop until that parents of the bullies are aware of what their children are doing online, and care enough to step in and stop it.

Pandora Corp. is the maker of PC Pandora 6.1 computer monitoring software. Much like the DVR on your TV, PC Pandora records everything and anything on your PC. The software makes it possible for parents to view screenshots of everything their child does on the computer and view all emails sent and received, instant messenger conversations, social networking chats and posts, websites visited and much more. Whatever a child does online, good or bad, PC Pandora will show their parents everything.

PC Pandora wants to help end the cyberbullying epidemic. Because the program lets parents know exactly what their young surfers are doing online, parents will see first-hand how they are interacting with others. If a child is being bullied, the parents will have records and information they can use to help put an end to the situation before it gets worse. But Leasure notes it will also work on the flip-side, when a parent has a bully in their house.

In some situations, PC Pandora might reveal that a child is the aggressor or a participant in the bullying of others, explains Leasure. If that is the case, parents will have the information needed to sit down and talk to their child. They can put an end to the behavior before schools or law enforcement get involved.

Several news stories have covered teens being arrested and charged in cyberbullying incidents. For example, three teenage girls are being charged with cyberbullying that resulted in the suicide of Phoebe Prince in Massachusetts earlier this year. And just recently, in early November, six teenage boys were arrested and are being charged with bullying a fellow student in Texas- though fortunately, no deaths resulted. Leasure says the lesson to bullies here is that if you are found, you will be held accountable; the message to parents: make sure your child is not a bully.

Parents must be aware of what their child is doing online and what is happening in their digital lives, he says. Just as much as parents should be concerned when their child is a victim, they should take steps to make certain their child is not an aggressor in any way. Schools and law enforcement are pushing no tolerance policies that can make something your child thinks is just a joke into an incident that can remain with a child for years. No one needs that just like no one needs bullying.

It is essential for all parents to monitor their childrens activity and behavior on the Internet just as they would in real life. Fortunately, tools like PC Pandora make it easy. For more information and a free trial of PC Pandora 6.1, visit http://pcpandora.com.

About PC Pandora: Pandora Corporation was formed with one goal to help our customers monitor, control and protect their families and themselves online. First released in mid 2005, PC Pandora has been constantly upgraded to industry-leading specifications and has received accolades from users, reviewers and even school districts and law enforcement agencies, who use the program to help in the day-to-day supervision of the children and citizens they are charged with protecting. The company website devotes space to helping parents by providing them with 18 Tips to Safe Surfing and Pandoras Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. In addition, the Pandora Corp. has made the PD Pandora Internet Safety Symposium available to schools and law enforcement as a free resource for spreading internet safety awareness to parents. Over the past few years, PC Pandora has vaulted into a leadership position for parental control software by boasting a combination of features that are unparalleled in the monitoring industry. In 2010, Version 6.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. Concurrently released with 6.0, the web-based PC Pandora LIVE! service affords parents the ability to keep their kids safe from anywhere at anytime. PC Pandora is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com.

Reporters and Producers: Looking to cover this topic? We are your technology solution component. Software is available to journalists for review and testing. Staff members are available for interviews. Let us help you show your audience how easy it can be to keep their kids safe.

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Parents Are Key to Ending Cyberbullying; Monitoring Internet Activity and Interactions, Essential


Las Vegas, NV (Vocus/PRWEB) January 26, 2011

Statistics show and experts agree cyberbullying has reached epidemic proportions. In 2010, several stories surfaced of teenagers being arrested and charged with threatening others online, and in some tragic cases, victims of cyberbullying committed suicide. And it keeps happening last week, a New York teenager took his life after months of cyberbullying on Facebook.

According to a report compiled on http://www.cyberbullying.us, 44 of the 50 states currently have anti-bullying laws in place; 32 of those include specific sanctions against cyberbullying or electronic harassment. Forty-three states require schools to have clear policies that address bullying, and many states are in the process of updating existing or adding new legislation. Jamie Leasure, co-found of Pandora Corporation, says the changing culture and new laws are going to result in severe penalties for bullies that are caught.

Now more than ever, parents absolutely must be aware of what their child is doing online and what is happening in their digital lives, he states. Just as much as parents should be concerned when their child is a victim, they should take steps to make certain their child is not an aggressor in any way. Schools and law enforcement are pushing no-tolerance policies that can make something your child thinks is just a joke into an incident that can remain with them for years. It is fast becoming in every parents best interest to make sure their child is not a bully.

Pandora Corporation is the maker of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, a program that records everything that happens on the PC. Parents can see everything their children do online through screenshots of all activity. They can also review text-based logs of all emails sent and received, instant messenger conversations, social network chats and posts, websites visited and much more. Whatever a child does on the computer, good or bad, PC Pandora will show their parents everything.

Computer monitoring software can help end the cyberbullying epidemic by showing parents exactly what their kids are doing online and how they are interacting with others. Leasure says PC Pandora will alert parents when they have a bully in the house.

Cyberbullying thrives on anonymity, explains Leasure. Not only are the bullies anonymous online, but they are working in secret in their own homes. PC Pandora takes that away from them and exposes their activity. It gives parents the opportunity to resolve the situation at home, quietly, before schools or law enforcement get involved.

In the past year, several stories have appeared in the media of teenagers getting arrested and being charged with cyberbullying or a similar crime.

Parents Can Put an End to Cyberbullying This Summer with PC Pandora Computer Monitoring Software


Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 23, 2011

A new study from the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) at Bridgewater State University reveals 90% of our nations children over the age of 8 are online. As a result, cyberbullying now poses a greater threat to our kids, as more hop into cyberspace at a younger age.

According to a report by EnterpriseNews.com, the study found general incidences of cyberbullying, or using the Internet or cell phones to send or post text or images intended to hurt someone, spike in the middle school years, and more than half of middle and high school students reported having been bullied.

These new findings, when coupled with the recent Consumer Reports poll, which revealed 7.5 million underage kids (ages 10-12) on Facebook, can only mean one thing: a lot of young kids will be online this summer and cyberbullying is sure to increase.

For victims of yesterdays school-yard bullies, summer vacation was a break, explains Jamie Leasure, co-founder of Pandora Corp. But today bullying continues throughout the summer vacation months. The results of the new MARC study indicate we are sure to see a rise in cyberbullying activity as kids have more idle time on their hands, especially amongst the middle school crowd. But we want parents to know there is a way to stop it.

Leasure says parents absolutely must be aware of what their child is doing online and what is happening in their digital lives: Just as much as parents should be concerned when their child is a victim, they should take steps to make certain their child is not an aggressor in any way.

Pandora Corp. is the maker of PC Pandora computer monitoring software. The program records all computer activity through screen snapshots and data logs. Parents are able to review their childs Facebook activity, instant messenger conversations, web histories, peer-to-peer activity and much more. Whatever a child does on the computer, good or bad, PC Pandora will show their parents everything.

Leasure says computer monitoring software will help put an end to the cyberbullying epidemic by showing parents exactly what their kids are doing online, specifically, how they are interacting with others.

Cyberbullying thrives on anonymity, explains Leasure. Not only are the bullies anonymous online, but they are working in secret in their own homes. PC Pandora takes that away from them and exposes their activity. If there is a bully in your house, PC Pandora will let you know, quietly and discreetly, so you can resolve the situation before law enforcement gets involved.

State governments are in the process of amending and adapting laws; schools are wrestling with boundaries of involvement and trying different education techniques. But Leasure says the real key to ending cyberbullying is zero tolerance from parents.

Cyberbullying will not stop until the parents of the bullies know what their children are doing online, and care enough to step in and stop it. While talking to your children about civility and teaching them to be nice to others is and always has been essential, monitoring Internet activity is the best way to make sure they are not bullying others online.

For more information on PC Pandora visit http://www.pcpandora.com. A free trial is available for download.

About PC Pandora: Pandora Corporation was formed with one goal to help our customers monitor, control and protect their families and themselves online. First released in mid 2005, PC Pandora has been constantly upgraded to industry-leading specifications and has received accolades from users, reviewers and even school districts and law enforcement agencies, who use the program to help in the day-to-day supervision of the children and citizens they are charged with protecting. The company website devotes space to helping parents by providing them with 18 Tips to Safe Surfing and Pandoras Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. In addition, the Pandora Corp. has made the PD Pandora Internet Safety Symposium available to schools and law enforcement as a free resource for spreading internet safety awareness to parents. Over the past few years, PC Pandora has vaulted into a leadership position for parental control software by boasting a combination of features that are unparalleled in the monitoring industry. In 2010, Version 6.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. Concurrently released with 6.0, the web-based PC Pandora LIVE! service affords parents the ability to keep their kids safe from anywhere at anytime. PC Pandora is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com.

Reporters and Producers: Looking to cover this topic? We are your technology solution component. Software is available to journalists for review and testing. Staff members are available for interviews. Let us help you show your audience how easy it can be to keep their kids safe on the Internet.

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Pandora Corp. Announces Promotional Free Giveaway of PC Pandora Monitoring Software during CBS 48-Hours Mystery Special on Cyberbullying


Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 16, 2011

Tonight, CBS will air a special episode of its 48 Hours Mystery series that focuses on the national epidemic of cyberbullying. Pandora Corp. co-founder, James Leasure, is urging parents to tune in and take note.

Its time for every parent to stand up and take action against this heinous act, says Leasure. Bullying has always been around. But this is a completely different ballgame, compared to the schoolyard bullying of 20-30 years ago. Today, cyberbullying destroys lives, but it is also preventable.

Pandora Corp. is the maker of PC Pandora computer monitoring software. Like a DVR for your TV, PC Pandora records everything and anything on your PC, allowing parents to see everything their child is doing online. Parents can see screenshots of all activity, plus text-based logs of all Facebook and social network posts and chats, instant messenger conversations, websites visited and much more. Whatever a child does on the computer, good or bad, PC Pandora will show their parents everything. Leasure says having this knowledge and monitoring Internet activity is essential in the fight against cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying thrives on anonymity, Leasure states. Bullies are able to torment their victims behind a cloak of anonymity both online and inside their own home. Cyberbullying will simply never stop until the parents of the bullies know what their children are doing online, and care enough to step in and stop it. As states revisit their laws and make amendments, there will be more legal repercussions if parents continue to ignore the epidemic.

Cyberbullying has made state legislators, school districts and even the federal government take notice. According to cyberbullying.org, 46 states have anti-bullying laws on the books; 34 of them have been updated to include electronic harassment. In addition, 44 states require schools to have specific policies for bullying.

Parents should know what laws are there to help them, in the event their child becomes a victim, Leasure explains. On the other hand, parents need to be proactive and make sure their child is not an aggressor in any way. Schools are updating policies, and legislators are updating and adding new laws that can make something your child thinks is just a joke into an incident that can remain with them for years. No one needs that just like no one needs bullying.

To coincide with the CBS 48-Hours Mystery special on cyberbullying, Pandora Corp. is making their PC Pandora computer monitoring software available for free, during airtime only (check your local listings).

Were going to do a special promotional giveaway for parents who are ready to stand up and end cyberbullying now, states Leasure. You can get PC Pandora for free; just go to our website while the special is airing, and enter the code 48HOURS at check-out. Youll get a fantastic tool that every parent should be using to keep their kids safe online and out of the path of cyberbullying.

Users can also sign up for the PC Pandora LIVE! service. The subscription-based add-on feature allows parents to check recorded activity and make changes to parental controls on the monitored computer, all through a secure log-in website. Leasure says this service is a must for working parents and parents who are monitoring more than one machine, as records from all machines can be checked from one PC Pandora LIVE! account.

It is essential for all parents to monitor their childrens activity and behavior on the Internet, just as they would in real life, in order to help put an end to cyberbullying. Fortunately, tools like PC Pandora make it easy. For more information on PC Pandora, visit the website at http://pcpandora.com and like the PC Pandora Facebook page!

About PC Pandora: Pandora Corporation was formed with one goal to help our customers monitor, control and protect their families and themselves online. First released in mid 2005, PC Pandora monitoring software has been constantly upgraded to industry-leading specifications and has received accolades from users, reviewers and even school districts and law enforcement agencies, who use the program to help in the day-to-day supervision of the children and citizens they are charged with protecting. The company website devotes space to helping parents by providing them with 18 Tips to Safe Surfing and Pandoras Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. In addition, the Pandora Corp. has made the PD Pandora Internet Safety Symposium available to schools and law enforcement as a free resource for spreading internet safety awareness to parents. Over the past few years, PC Pandora has vaulted into a leadership position for parental control software by boasting a combination of features that are unparalleled in the monitoring industry. In 2010, Version 6.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. Concurrently released with 6.0, the web-based PC Pandora LIVE! service affords parents the ability to keep their kids safe from anywhere at anytime. PC Pandora computer monitoring software is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com and on and on Facebook!

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PC Pandora Monitoring Software Helps Parents Fight Cyberbullying in Their Homes


Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 20, 2011

Last Friday, CBS aired a special episode of its 48-Hours Mystery series that focused on the national epidemic of cyberbullying. The special was the top-rated program in the 8PM hour, and averaged 4.73 million viewers. Pandora Corp., makers of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, is urging parents to heed the message and take action against the heinous act.

Its time for parents everywhere to stand up, take action, and no longer tolerate this horrible epidemic, says Pandora Corp. co-founder, James Leasure. Bullying has always been around. But the digital bullying that takes place today is a completely different ballgame, compared to the schoolyard bullying of 20-30 years ago. Cyberbullying destroys lives.

In the special episode of 48-Hours Mystery, a middle school in North Providence, Rhode Island was prominently featured. An informal survey conducted by the assistant principal found that at least 90% of their middle school students have cell phones, laptops or home computers.

The extrapolated message in those numbers is that 90% of middle school students are online and communicating electronically, says Leasure. That means at least 90% of the students in middle school have a doorway open to cyberbullying, either as the victim or as the bully.

The special reveals that since the middle school administrators began engaging their students about bullying, the number of bullying victims coming forward and talking about the problems they are facing has more than doubled. But despite these statistics, several students in the special admit, without hesitation, that coming forward and telling on bullies often-times only makes the torment worse. Leasure says these statistics and soundbites from the mouths of students speak volumes about the problem:

This is a parenting issue as well as a kid issue. Cyberbullying thrives on anonymity; bullies are able to torment their victims behind a cloak of anonymity both online and insider their own home. It is great that schools are getting involved in the fight, as they should be; but cyberbullying will simply never stop until the parents of the bullies know what their children are doing online, and care enough to step in and stop it.

Pandora Corp. makes PC Pandora computer monitoring software. Like a DVR for your TV, PC Pandora records everything and anything on your PC, allowing parents to see everything their child is doing both online. Parents can see screenshots of all activity, plus text-based logs of all Facebook and social network posts and chats, instant messenger conversations, websites visited and much more. Whatever a child does on the computer, good or bad, PC Pandora will show their parents everything. Leasure says having this knowledge and monitoring Internet activity is essential in the fight against cyberbullying.

Weve taken the strong position at Pandora Corp., and asserted the fact that parents should be just as concerned about having a bully in the house, as they would about a victim, he states. Signs of a victim are easier to spot, and your kids may be more willing to talk to you about it. But you can be certain that no bully is telling their parents how badly they are treating others online or at school.

Cyberbullying has made state legislators, school districts and even the federal government take notice. According to cyberbullying.org, 46 states have anti-bullying laws on the books; 34 of them have been updated to include electronic harassment. In addition, 44 states require schools to have specific policies for bullying.

Parents should know what laws are there to help them, in the event their child becomes a victim, Leasure explains. On the other hand, parents need to be proactive and make sure their child is not an aggressor in any way. Schools are updating policies, and legislators are updating and adding new laws that can make something your child thinks is just a joke into an incident that can remain with them for years. No one needs that just like no one needs bullying.

It is essential for all parents to monitor their childrens activity and behavior on the Internet, just as they would in real life, in order to help put an end to cyberbullying. Fortunately, tools like PC Pandora make it easy. For more information on PC Pandora, visit the website at http://pcpandora.com and like the and on PC Pandora Facebook page! If you missed the 48-Hours Mystery special episode on cyberbullying or wish to watch it again, CBS has made it available on their website.

About PC Pandora: Pandora Corporation was formed with one goal to help our customers monitor, control and protect their families and themselves online. First released in mid 2005, PC Pandora monitoring software has been constantly upgraded to industry-leading specifications and has received accolades from users, reviewers and even school districts and law enforcement agencies, who use the program to help in the day-to-day supervision of the children and citizens they are charged with protecting. The company website devotes space to helping parents by providing them with 18 Tips to Safe Surfing and Pandoras Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. In addition, the Pandora Corp. has made the PD Pandora Internet Safety Symposium available to schools and law enforcement as a free resource for spreading internet safety awareness to parents. Over the past few years, PC Pandora has vaulted into a leadership position for parental control software by boasting a combination of features that are unparalleled in the monitoring industry. In 2010, Version 6.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. Concurrently released with 6.0, the web-based PC Pandora LIVE! service affords parents the ability to keep their kids safe from anywhere at anytime. PC Pandora computer monitoring software is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com and on and on Facebook!

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