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President Obama Warns Kids about Posting on Facebook; PC Pandora Warns Parents about the Dangers of Not Monitoring Their Children’s Internet Activity


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2009

Last week, president Obama met with 32 ninth graders at Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA, for a question-and-answer session. The discussion eventually led to the President’s caution about being too open on social networks.

According to Reuters, Obama stated: “I want everybody here to be careful about what you post on Facebook, because in the YouTube age, whatever you do, it will be pulled up again later somewhere in your life.”

He continued, “when you’re young, you make mistakes and you do some stupid stuff. And I’ve been hearing a lot about young people who [post] stuff on Facebook, and then suddenly they go apply for a job and somebody has done a search.”

The president’s statement echoes a survey from this past June by careerbuilder.com, which revealed that 45-percent of employers used social networking websites to research job candidates. Furthermore, 35-percent of the employers surveyed said they had found content on those sites that had influenced them to reject a candidate. Examples included inappropriate photographs, information about the applicants’ drinking or drug use, or bad mouthing of previous employers, co-workers or clients.

Employers aren’t the only ones screening your kids. An LA Times article from earlier this year documented a report by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, revealing that about a quarter of U.S. colleges are doing some research about applicants on social networking sites or through Internet search engines.

Pandora Corp., makers of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, is giving advice similar to President Obama’s to parents across the country.

“It is imperative that parents be aware of not only what their kids are doing online and who they are talking to, but also how they are representing themselves in the digital community,” says Pandora Corp. co-founder Jamie Leasure.

As the internet evolved into the current “web 2.0” state, America’s youth gained an unprecedented ability to share their lives in a public forum. Unfortunately, parents don’t realize that many kids have multiple social networking profiles.

“Allowing children, especially younger ones, on the Internet unsupervised is like letting them get in a car with a stranger. But even when you think you have a handle on your kids’ Internet activities there are risks,” explains nationally recognized child advocate, Maureen Flatley. “Some kids will show their parents a social networking profile, their ‘official’ pages. But at the same time, they have secondary page where dangerous activity takes place.”

Flatley says these other profiles often involve activities as diverse as chatting with strangers, to ordering prescription drugs online with parents’ credit cards or learning how to practice eating disorders.

“The risks go well beyond the obvious things,” says Flatley. “It doesn’t take a skilled, sophisticated search to readily identify multiple profiles or webpages for the same student or job applicant these are the pages that will come back to haunt entire families in this YouTube and Facebook generation.”

Computer monitoring software programs like PC Pandora are the best tool a parent can use to stay current on their child’s Internet activity. PC Pandora records all user activity through a series of screenshots and activity logs. This gives parents the unique ability to view their child’s activity in DVR-fashion, and review specific activity, such as instant messages, emails, websites and items searched for on the web.

For the social networking websites, PC Pandora will let you see firsthand any updates made to your child’s page, as well conversations in MySpace and Facebook’s instant messenger programs. It will also give you the usernames and passwords for the accounts they may not want you to know about.

“The reality is that parents should be concerned with everything their child does online. Whether it’s Facebook or MySpace, instant messenger or Twitter, peer-to-peer sharing or just innocent surfing, parents need to be involved,” says Flatley. “There is no excuse for not knowing all aspects of what your child is doing on the Internet. Monitoring software plays a critical role in obtaining that knowledge. It allows you to be an effective 21st century parent by eliminating the guesswork.”

The recently-launched PD Pandora Internet Safety Symposium, created in association with Flatley and her team at Flatley McNeil and Associates, is an additional resource that Pandora Corp. makes available for free. An informative and customizable 90-minute safety seminar that analyzes the common threats children and families face online every day, the symposium covers cyberbullying, Internet predators, social networking, peer-to-peer file sharing and more. The complete kit consists of a full PowerPoint presentation, read-along script, 6-page parent hand-out for distribution, and marketing materials.

“The bottom line is that parents need to be just as aware of what their children are doing and saying online as they would be for real-life situations,” says Leasure. “As our society progresses and technology advances, the two worlds are becoming synonymous – there is little distinction anymore between what people say and do online and in real-life. Kids often don’t realize that; it’s up to parents to teach them.”

For more details, visit http://www.pcpandora.com. A two-hour trial of PC Pandora is available for download. The PD Pandora Internet Safety page has a sample of the symposium materials and a quick form can get you started on bringing the Internet safety discussion to your town.

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. 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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Sleep Experts Supports Dallas Childrens Advocacy Center with April Like Us Facebook Campaign


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 5, 2011

In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Sleep Experts will donate $ 1 to Dallas Childrens Advocacy Center (DCAC) for every Like to the companys new Share the Gift of Sleep Facebook page during April. Using the power of social media to get the North Texas community involved, the companys goal is to donate at least $ 5,000 and spread DCACs message of hope and healing.

According to Lynn Davis, president and chief executive officer of Dallas Childrens Advocacy Center, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18, and only one in 10 will tell. At DCAC we help empower communities to protect children from abuse, and empowerment starts with spreading the word, said Davis. We believe the Share the Gift of Sleep Facebook campaign will be a great tool to accomplish just that.

Through its Share the Gift of Sleep community program, Sleep Experts helps families in need by recycling and donating customers old mattresses. The new Facebook page, located at http://www.facebook.com/gift.of.sleep, will enable the company to share information about more than 30 D-FW non-profit partner agencies that care for families in crisis, and to encourage the community to get involved.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is the time to recognize that we can all do our part to keep our children safe from harm, said Christine Cook, Wife, Mom and President of Sleep Experts. We invite North Texans to join the Share the Gift of Sleep Facebook community today, and help us reach our goal of raising $ 5,000 to support the great work of Dallas Childrens Advocacy Center.

Sleep Experts will donate up to $ 10,000 to DCAC through this campaign. The value of the donation will be calculated based on the total number of Likes to the Share the Gift of Sleep Facebook at the end of the business day on April 30, 2011.

About DCAC

The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center is where healing begins for abused children. Founded in 1991 to provide a more seamless approach to the investigation, treatment, and prosecution of the most severe cases of child abuse, the mission of DCAC is to improve the lives of abused children in Dallas County and provide national leadership on child abuse issues. DCAC provides a unique multi-disciplinary model that reduces re-victimization of the child, removes barriers to investigation and treatment, and enhances criminal prosecution. The only agency of its kind in Dallas County, DCAC partners with public and private agencies including Dallas law enforcement, Child Protective Services, the District Attorney’s Office, and Children’s Medical Center (REACH Clinic) to provide hope and healing to child abuse victims. DCAC also educates the community about recognizing and reporting child abuse and keeping children safe. In 2010, DCAC served over 1,800 victims of child abuse, conducted over 1,400 forensic interviews, provided over 9,000 therapy sessions to children and their families, and educated over 7,000 community members on child abuse issues. DCAC has provided assistance to more than 25,000 children in Dallas County in its 20 years of operation. For more information on the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, please visit http://www.dcac.org.

Facebook Protects Users from Untrustworthy Websites with Web of Trust Reputation Ratings


Helsinki, Finland and Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB UK) 12 May 2011

Web of Trust (WOT), the worlds leading crowd-sourced website reputation rating service, and Facebook, the Internets leading social platform, begin collaboration today to give Facebooks over 500 million users reliable protection against dubious web links. When a Facebook user clicks a link that leads to a page with a poor reputation rating given by the WOT community, Facebook shows a warning message. WOTs global community has reported five million sites for phishing, untrustworthy content, fraudulent services or various scams.

Facebooks ability to protect its users from malicious links is significantly improved with the use of WOT reputation ratings. Whenever a Facebook user navigates to an untrustworthy site a warning will appear allowing the person to avoid the link, learn more about the rating or continue forward. Web users have rated more than 31 million websites with the free WOT add-on. WOTs free service has over 20 million users globally.

Facebook cares deeply about preserving user trust and providing users with the best tools to enjoy a safe experience online. We are excited about our partnership with Web of Trust–they share similar goals and approaches in giving users better control of their online experience, says Jake Brill, Manager Site Integrity for Facebook.

Web of Trust protects Facebooks interactive environment by providing reliable, practical, real-time information that people can use to keep their social networks safe. Friends take care of each other, and make the entire web safer, by rating websites with the WOT safe surfing tool, says Vesa Per

South Florida Family Law Attorney Says Facebook Is Rapidly Becoming a Go-To Source for Evidence in Divorce Cases


Boynton Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 19, 2011

According to a report this week in the Los Angeles Times, Facebook has 7.5 million underage users. But its not just kids who are using this social media tool, South Florida family law attorney Brian M. Moskowitz said today.

Unhappy spouses in shaky marriages are also using Facebook to rekindle relationships with old flames, which can have serious consequences if the infidelity leads to divorce, according to Moskowitz.

He pointed to another recent report issued by the Loyola School of Medicine, which cited an American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Survey as evidence that Facebook has become the unrivaled leader for online divorce evidence, with 66 percent citing it as the primary source.

Obviously spouses who are tempted to cheat dont need Facebook to do so, said Moskowitz, whose Boynton Beach family law firm, the Law Offices of Brian M. Moskowitz, focuses exclusively on family law issues, including Florida divorce cases.

But it can provide quick, easy access to former lovers in a forum that spouses can easily conceal by saying theyre using the computer to finish work or check email, Moskowitz said. However, what they might not realize is that social media can also be hazardous from a legal standpoint if their unfaithful behavior shows up in photos or comments on the site.

Moskowitz said that not all of the privacy settings offered by Facebook can shield users from having their indiscretions exposed online and savvy attorneys will most certainly seize upon that evidence during divorce proceedings.

For example, anyone can post photos on Facebook and tag, or identify by name, the person pictured. That means if a mutual friend posts a shot of the spouse and lover together in what looks like a compromising situation, it can quickly be captured and displayed as proof in a divorce action, according to Moskowitz.

It is not as simple as avoiding posting your own pictures and being careful not to say or send anything suggestive, the South Florida divorce lawyer said. Like the name implies, social networking connects you with any number of people who could unwittingly expose the cheating behavior. That can have direct and damaging consequences on the divorce outcome.

Moskowitz suggested that spouses who are thinking about getting divorced carefully assess the content of their Facebook or other social media pages and shut their accounts if they think they are inappropriate.

There is so much at stake during a divorce, whether its related to child custody or alimony or protecting important assets, Moskowitz said. Divorcing couples will fare best if they avoid adding fuel to the fire by leaving a trail that can be easily traced online.

About The Law Offices of Brian M. Moskowitz

With offices located in Boynton Beach, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, The Law Offices of Brian M. Moskowitz handle a variety of family law cases for clients throughout southern Florida, including Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Wellington, Palm Beach and Palm Beach County. The firm charges flat rates for many family law services and handles cases that include divorce, child custody, child support, mediation, modification, relocation, paternity and adoption. For more information, call the firm at (561) 369-4481 or use its online form.

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Know What Your Kids Do On Facebook This Summer With Computer Monitoring Software


Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 07, 2011

New data from the Facebook statistics blog Socialbakers reveals that Facebook is about to hit 700 million users. At the same time, a Consumer Reports study found approximately 7.5 million children on the social network under the age of 13 the companys legal minimum age. The study also revealed that the majority of parents of those underage users have no clue what their young social networkers are doing.

With summer here, kids have more time to spend online, and chances are that time will be spent on Facebook. But there is an effective solution.

We want parents to know there are tools available to help parents keep an eye on their childrens Facebook activity this summer, says Jamie Leasure, co-founder of Pandora Corp. The best thing you can do as a parent is monitor what they are doing on the social network giant, and then talk to them about activity you see that may be inappropriate.

Pandora Corp. is the maker of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, a program that records all computer activity, starting with screen capture snapshots of everything a child does on the PC. It also records data logs of all emails sent and received, instant messenger conversations, web history, programs utilized, peer-to-peer activity, and lots more.

For parents of the Facebook generation, PC Pandora will show them everything their children are doing on the popular social networks. Leasure says computer monitoring software like this helps parents keep their kids safe from the two biggest threats on social networks:

Cyberbullying is an epidemic that is plaguing our nation, he says. PC Pandora will let you know if your child is the victim of an online tormentor, and sometimes, it may also show your child to be an aggressor something that should never be tolerated.

Computer monitoring software is also the best way to keep your kids safe from the Internet predators that use Facebook to lure children. Leasure says PC Pandora will let parents know if their child is forming relationships with people that may not be who they say they are:

Summer is high time for predators to start grooming new victims. Its easy for a predator to pretend to be a new kid in town looking to make a few friends over the summer before school starts, he explains. While talking to your kids about online stranger danger is a must, it is also important to be aware of any new friends in your childs life, as predators often dont put their real identity forward. Children may not be quick to tell their parents about new friends, especially if the conversation is sexual or flirtatious in nature.

Leasure also points out that some parents may not know their kids are already on Facebook:

Its very easy for an 11 or 12-year-old to sign up for Facebook, circumvent the weak age restrictions, and never tell their parents they have joined the largest social network in the world, he says. If you have an adolescent who is not on Facebook yet, chances are they will be by the end of the summer or perhaps they are already.

Both law enforcement and other experts agree that it is up to parents to keep their kids safe on the Internet. But Leasure says that with the right tools, 21st century parenting is easy.

There are simply too many dangers out there to turn your head and let your child be on Facebook unsupervised, says Leasure. Fortunately, tools like our PC Pandora computer monitoring software are available to parents to help them do the best job possible.

For more information on how PC Pandora can help you keep your kids safe on Facebook this summer, 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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Anti-Sexting and Anti-Cyberbullying Facebook App Gives Parents a New Tool to Protect Their Children

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 30, 2011

With children heading back to school, parents now have a new weapon in the war against sexting.

A Dallas-area company has developed a way for parents to monitor their childs Facebook account, phone and computer for nudity and inappropriate messages.

Its called EyeGuardian and its the brainchild of Steven W. White, a father of four and the founder of ImageVision.

A couple of years ago the 13-year old daughter of a friend received an indecent photo of a teenage boy on her cell and when I went looking for some software to block nudity, I couldnt find any, explains White. There were plenty of programs that could block adult language, but nothing that could analyze a photo to see if it was pornographic in nature.

What he and his team of software engineers came up with is a cloud-based app that protects children from the potential dangers of Facebook identifying threats and dangers, flagging risky and unusual behavior, monitoring friends and friend requests, and reviewing all pictures and videos posted in real time.

EyeGuardian is able to quickly scan all images and videos for nudity that are connected to your childs Facebook profile.

The technology enables a computer to see an imagenot just pixel matching but concept matching– and to learn from that image. In other words, it applies intelligence when analyzing a scene or image and can tell the difference between a nude picture and a photo of someone in a swimsuit.

Internet porn is nothing new, but now teens dont even have to look for it. Facebook allows any Friend to post inappropriate messages and images on their wall, viewable by their friends and the public adding insult to injury and further damaging their reputation.

Facebook currently limits the age to 13 but it is easy to lie online about your age and many 8-12 year olds have Facebook accounts exposing themselves to strangers, or posting innocent (or not so innocent) photos of them only to catch the attention of predators.

The phenomenon of sexting has made its way from high school down to elementary. Facebook has become the perfect storm for trouble. Vulnerable young people are revealing way too much personal information and older sexual predators scour social media sites for their prey.

Social networking also makes children the target of cruel jokes from their peers, cyberbullying and crude language in general. While you still cannot get into an R-rated movie, if you are under 17, you can hardly help run across sexually explicit language, photos and videos through Facebook.

According to a study by OnlineSchools.com, 11% of the parental population joined Facebook specifically for checking up on their kids. 41% of parents are looking at status updates, 39% of parents are reading wall posts, 29% of parents are looking at the pictures shared and, according to the research, 76% of parents check the computers internet history for their childs activity. iGillottResearch Inc. for ImageVision also found that 78% of parents whose children had social networking accounts were very concerned about inappropriate content, yet, most of those parents were not able to log into their childs accounts to monitor for it.

EyeGuardian can send parents an email and SMS text alert, notifying them when something inappropriate appears in their childs account, including:

Matrix Direct Giving Facebook Fans $25 Restaurant.com Gift Cards in New Social Media Promotion


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2012

Matrix Direct, a leading provider of direct-to-consumer term life insurance, is offering its Facebook fans a chance to earn $ 25 Restaurant.com gift cards by getting a free term life insurance quote.

Consumers can visit Matrix Directs Facebook page to enter the promotion. Entry information and contest rules can be found on the Facebook pages Contests & Promotions tab.

The first 1,000 people who Like Matrix Direct on Facebook and receive a free, no-obligation quote from a Matrix Direct agent this month will get a $ 25 Restaurant.com code. Consumers may then redeem their coupons at participating restaurants of their choice.

In addition to dispelling the common notion that theres no such thing as a free lunch, Matrix Directs new promotion encourages people to take the first step toward protecting their financial futures.

Buying a term life insurance policy can be a great foundation on which to build a solid financial plan and a great way to help financially provide for a spouse, child, or other loved ones. For less money than most people spend on coffee each month, consumers can help protect their familys financial future with affordable and reliable term life insurance coverage.

About Matrix Direct

Matrix Direct, Inc. is one of the countrys leading life insurance agencies. Over five million Americans have contacted Matrix Direct for the best term life insurance quotes. Matrix Direct, Inc. is a subsidiary of American General Life Insurance Company, Houston, TX and an affiliate of The United States Life Insurance Company in the City of New York, NY, NY. Agency services provided by Matrix Direct Insurance Services in CA (#0B57619), ME, MA, and OK; Matrix Direct Insurance Agency, Inc. in UT; and Matrix Direct, Inc. in AR(#246412) and all other states, except SD.

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Matrix Direct Announces Picture Those You Helped Protect Facebook Photo Contest


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2012

Matrix Direct, one of the nations top direct-to-consumer term life insurance agencies, this month is offering its Facebook fans the chance to win a digital camera in an online photo contest.

The companys “Picture Those You Helped Protect” contest encourages consumers to proudly display photos of the spouses, children and other loved ones they helped protect by purchasing term life insurance.

Buying a term life insurance policy to help cover a familys living expenses and other costs in the event of a sudden or unexpected death is a big step in life. Matrix Direct thinks consumers should be proud about helping provide for their loved ones with term life insurance.

Enter the Facebook Photo Contest Today!

Entering the Matrix Direct “Picture Those You Helped” Protect photo contest is free and easy to do. In order to enter your photo, simply:

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Is UmeNow the Next Evolution? A Safer Facebook, Where Prostitutes and Child Molesters Can’t Hide


Pembroke Pines, Fl (PRWEB) May 17, 2012

Can UmeNow keep its promise to be safer than Facebook? Evelyn Castillo-Bach, the founder and CEO of the new start-up is sure of it.

“UmeNow repels cyber-criminals, prostitutes and child predators. From day one, we designed UmeNow to protect people from the criminal element and creeps that troll public social networks. Our innovative privacy controls and design blocks unwanted people from seeing one’s profile and photos or gaining access to one’s circle of family, friends, and professional contacts. We are the only social network that has banned all tracking and all ads, because it’s used to snoop into people’s lives without their consent. We represent the next evolution,” stated Castillo-Bach, known to her followers as Privacy Mom.

“Prostitutes and drug dealers use Facebook as bases of operation and child molesters have found victims through the site’s chat function,” wrote Chris Morris of CNBC, whose recent report cited that even before Craigslist cracked down on prostitutes advertising their services, tech-savvy hookers had turned to Facebook to attract johns.

Meanwhile, Columbia University professor Sudhir Venkatesh has studied how prostitutes are finding clients. He reports that 83 percent have a Facebook page. He has forecasted that by the end of last year Facebook would have become the leading online recruitment space for prostitutes.

A 2011 study by the Pew Research Center found that Facebook users are more trusting of other people than non-users. “Because people enjoy sharing, it’s critical that companies take their responsibility seriously and provide platforms designed to keep good people in and bad people out. That’s what we do best and better than anyone,” stated Castillo-Bach, who is also an outspoken privacy advocate.

A new AP-CNBC poll released this week found that 59 percent of respondents said that they had little to no trust in Facebook to keep their information private.

“The next evolution is about private social environments where people really come together to share and help each other. Creeps lurking, the nonstop steaming of ads and luring exhibitionists posing for a mass crowd is old school networking. The future is about deep social connections not fake followers and 500 friends one has never met,” stated Castillo-Bach.

Company Information:

UmeNow has banned all tracking and all ads.

Features include:

Multiple Walls for friends, families, colleagues and groups.

Private photo gallery.

Love-n-Likes section where members share with each other without friending.

Blog section that permits posting anonymously, with a real name, or a pseudonym.

Option to share blogs with the whole world or friends only.

Ability to edit or delete anything posted, at anytime.

Simple and clear privacy settings.

When something is deleted, the company deletes it forever.

Zero tolerance for cyberbullying.

Zero tolerance for data mining and data brokers.

Zero tolerance for tracking, face recognition technology, and other spy tools.

UmeNow has a 2-tier membership structure. Anyone may join for free and enjoy many of the site features. Free members and subscribed members receive the same level of privacy protection. Premium level members who subscribe for $ 6.00/ month have access to all site areas.

Evelyn Castillo-Bach is the founder of UmeNow and Collegiate Nation. UmeNow entered into its silent launch in July 2011. Collegiate Nation–also known as GoCNCN.com–is the first and only private network exclusively for college students. Castillo-Bach was interviewed earlier this year by Miami television to address privacy issues impacting college students.

Both UmeNow.com and Collegiate Nation are known for fiercely protecting the privacy rights of its members. All ads, third party apps and games are banned because they are back doors to tracking and extracting private information. Castillo-Bach earned her M.S. in 1993 from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has traveled extensively in Ethiopia and in the Balkans, accompanying her Danish husband who is a lawyer.







React Mobile Raises Public Safety Awareness with Reaction Themed Facebook Photo Vote Contest


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012

React Mobile, a leading developer of personal safety applications, is excited to announce the start of a two month long How would you React Facebook photo vote contest in an effort to increase safety awareness with the general public while offering the entrants a chance to win great prizes.

In real life scenarios, users can react to threatening and unknown situations by activating their React Mobile application to notify family, friends, and authorities that they are in danger. For the competition, entrants will react to the provided humorous and not-so-real life situation by posting a picture of their reaction to the React Mobile Facebook pages contest tab.

To participate, users must login to Facebook and like React Mobiles contest page. They must then show how they would respond to the situational question posed with a picture of their reaction. Over the span of two months, four different scenarios will be presented that Facebook fans can react to. Users will be allowed to vote for submitted photos to determine whose reaction is the best. Each situation will yield one unique winner who will claim the associated prize.

Reactions will be sought for unusual, even impossible situations like summer never ending, catching your cat washing your dishes, or being reverse pick-pocketed and winding up with $ 100 in your pocket. Prizes will relate to the situations and will include items such as an iPad, a $ 100 cash prize, and a full service house cleaning.

We want our users to feel empowered when theyre met with unfamiliar circumstances. We want them to be in control. This contest strives to bring awareness to personal safety through a fun and engaging competition that gets people involved and thinking about the safety of themselves and their friends and families. said Robb Monkman, co-founder of React Mobile. Whether youre reacting to an online contest or a real life situation, we want people to know that it has meaning.

In addition to the Facebook contest, React Mobile has released two infographics aimed at informing parents and students of the potential dangers lurking at home and at school. The first, found here, gives statistics on property crime, home invasion, and child abduction, plus a list of top safety tips for parents. The second, found here, shows how dangerous a college campus can be with information on drinking incidents and sexual assaults.

The React Mobile app can be downloaded on the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store.

About React Mobile:

React Mobile LLC was established in 2011 with the singular goal to protect people in times of distress. Their team has worked tirelessly to develop a simple, easy-to-use safety tool that can improve the safety of our communities through the use of technology. Safety is the core of React Mobile, and they will continue to pursue their goal to increase situational safety and to enhance the safety of students, employees, and loved ones.