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Children in Danger: The Terrifying X Factor in Family Law as Identified by Custody Calculations, a New Internet Web Site Company

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 2, 2006

A law enforcement officer for twenty-three years, Catherine MacWillie, Chief Executive Officer, of Custody Calculations, dealt daily with the issues pertaining to divorce and the family law court system. One of the more frightening results of the family law courts she came to witness was the ability of violent felons and convicted registered sexual offenders to receive unmonitored visitation, even obtain full custody of their children. Catherine identified the source of this loophole along with other revisions that should be made to the divorce process during the development of her company, Custody Calculations.

Catherine stated that it is her hope that the courts will implement the patented technology used in her new automated internet web site service to help the court recognize and rectify dangerous custody decisions that allow sexual predators to obtain custody of their children or have unmonitored visitation and other issues. She believes many of the changes that are needed in family law are simple and could occur now, today, without any change in the law. In some cases the reorganization of the court orders would be all that is needed. These small changes would have the added benefit of allowing families to recover faster from the divorce process than is now possible under the present system.

Ultimately these changes would also reduce the trauma, drama and devastation of divorce, minimize the number of valid court orders even provide for the use of such words as privacy and dignity in the divorce process. More immediate and pressing, these changes would act to protect and secure the safety of children.

Other changes would allow divorcing parties to control, for the first time who has what information and when during and after divorce just by reorganizing the court orders. By using the services developed by Custody Calculations, these changes and even more are now possible!

After spending many years on the front lines dealing with families, Catherine saw that the needs of families going through the divorce process were not being met. She sought answers. Research and development took ten years and included interviews both inside and outside the divorce process, business executives, judicial officers, and finance companies. She also reviewed issues related to workman’s compensation and interviewed hospital emergency room staff, evaluators, mediators, school administrators, families and children, police officers, detectives, including specialized and non specialized police units. During development, data and research was further pursued using books, tapes, video recordings and other periodicals and documents from the fields of psychology, parenting, social services, and even included statistics on bankruptcy and other related issues.

In the process of research, Custody Calculations, obtained a broader view of the true impact of family law on our entire social system. The company identified issues like the fact that twenty five percent of all crime in this country may be related to family law, including, homicides, suicides, abduction, kidnap, child abuse, domestic abuse, violation of court orders. Most of this has gone unnoticed by the general public and those within the family law court system.

So what is the loophole and how does it work? The current process of filing for divorce requires no submission of a criminal history. Why is this an issue? Many women have no knowledge of the background and/or criminal history of the men they marry or have children with something that became clear during interviews with specialized police units who deal with registered sexual offenders, rapists and pedophiles.

According to the detectives and officers interviewed these predators seek out – women with young children whom they can abuse, or they have children with women with the specific intent to rape and abuse these infants and children- even their own biological children! The woman with whom they live or those they marry do not have this information, therefore they are unable to provide it to the court during the divorce and custody process. Family law court needs this information as part of making an informed decision for the safety and welfare of the children.

While a majority of the time it is women who are victims of sexual predators, men would benefit from the submission of criminal history by the other party. Men marry women who have criminal backgrounds of which they are unaware of as well. While women are more often guilty of prostitution, drug, and alcohol arrests there are a very small number of women who are sexual predators or women who have been arrested for severe neglect or abuse of their children. Again without this information, the court cannot make an informed decision for the protection, safety and welfare of children.

While on the surface, this change would appear to be overwhelming and would require new legislation, it could be done with a minimum of effort and would ensure the safety of children protecting them from abusers which can hardly be argued against.

Criminal records, testimony or lack thereof, would be submitted by the parties at the onset of the divorce process without further costs or burden to the courts and would be notarized. Verification of the name, date of birth etc could be confirmed against the document. The information would become a part of the court record, to be filed and referred to with the rest of the necessary disclosures when determining custody.

To obtain additional information on this issue as well as all of the services of the Custody Calculations web site for attorneys, individuals, evaluators, mediators and others visit their promotion web site at http://www.custodycalculations.com or call them at 702-375-9389. Watch for their highly anticipated launch date of July 31, 2006.

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Edenvale Shoppes Enters Into Relationship with ICRA to Further the Efforts of Providing a Safe Internet Experience

Green Bay, WI (PRWEB) July 5, 2007

Edenvale Shoppes announced today that it has entered into a relationship with ICRA to further the efforts of providing a safe internet experience.

“In addition to current measures such as Hacker Safe and Yahoo Secure Shopping that provide shopping and viewing security and reliability for our customers, we feel that users of the internet need the ability to determine what they are exposed to,” said Jesse Akre, President of Edenvale Shoppes. “The ability to label a site’s content as safe for viewing — void of any solicitations or materials that are considered offensive or vulgar, we feel is key at driving the continuous evolution of a save internet experience for all users, minor and adult. Leading internet safety advocate sites such as Netsmartz.org endorse the ICRA as a must have for internet content measurement and exposure.”

Internet safety is a growing concern. Recently, The FBI listed their top tips for child and teen internet safety.

There are some very important things that you need to keep in mind when you’re on your computer at home or at school.

Police Authorities and Search Engines Form Alliance to Beat Child Pornography – Swedish Picsearch Blocks Access to Child Pornography on the Internet

Stockholm, Sweden (PRWEB) July 12, 2007

It was announced today that Picsearch will be the first search engine to form an alliance with police authorities with an aim to decrease the sexual exploitation of children around the world. The police authorities will frequently provide Picsearch and other selected search engines with a list of identified websites with commercial child pornography. All indexed pages matching the list from the police will deleted from the searchable databases, decreasing the risk for end-users to find child pornography.

Stefan Kronqvist, Head of IT Crime Section of the Swedish National Criminal Police, says, -By incorporating the list of child pornography websites within the Picsearch search services, which contain over 1.7 billion images, we can prevent the user from finding images of abused children. This will lead to a decrease in the number of new visitors on child pornography websites.

Search engines are the most popular and the most powerful tools for Internet users to find information and entertainment online. Most people have online access today and among young people the PC is considered to be more important than the TV (eMarketer July 2007).

Robert Risberg, CEO at Picsearch, says: – We believe that every search engine has a responsibility to limit the ability to find child pornography. We invite all our colleagues within the search industry to join us.

National police authorities in many countries have for the past couple of years backed a voluntary cooperation with local Internet providers in which the police block the access to a number of known sites with commercial child pornography. The new cooperation between the police authorities and search engines will expand the effectiveness dramatically. Another major improvement is that the work done by the police in Sweden will be implemented in all search engines using Picsearch technology around the world. The full implementation of this project will be completed in August.

About Picsearch

Picsearch AB (publ) is a premium provider of image and multimedia search services. The services are market leading in relevancy and family friendliness. Picsearch powers several leading Internet sites as well as its own Internet properties. Picsearch was founded in 2000, is privately held and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. For more information please visit http://www.picsearch.com.

About the IT section of the Swedish Criminal Police

The IT section of the Swedish Criminal Police focuses on investigations involving IT criminality. The section also develops methods for securing evidence in IT investigations. An important part of the IT section is the Child protection team whose main objective is to protect children from sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. The cooperation with search engines is a part of the team’s effort to stop recruitment of new criminals of child pornography.

For more information please contact:

Carl Sarnstrand, Communications Manager at Picsearch

Tel: +46 73 204 14 79

E-mail: carl.sarnstrand @ picsearch.com

Information from the Swedish Criminal Police:

http://www.polisen.se/inter/util%5Cnodeid=21434&pageversion=1.jsp?articleid=9581108

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IPOWER Applications Announces New Child Internet Monitoring Portal

Cranston, Rhode Island (PRWEB) September 20, 2007

IPOWER Applications Inc. (http://www.doyoupowwow.com) is proud to announce the launching of their flagship Child internet monitoring portal known as Home Pow Wow. This child protection community portal is a place where parents can monitor the family’s activity any time, from anywhere. This allows for parents to protect their children from the luring dangers of child predators, class room bullies, or other peer pressures and adversities present in the complex lives of today’s children.

The world is not the place that it once was where parents could see each person that a child came in contact with. Today children spend time on the internet, often at the request of teachers who have asked for extensive research to be done. Unfortunately when children get online parents have no idea who children may be interacting with, and this ignorance can prove to be devastating to children as well as whole families and communities. Not allowing children to get online is not the answer, seeking out better monitoring devices is the answer.

IPOWER Applications, Inc. has created a comprehensive online monitoring portal whereby parents set the security permission levels that are appropriate for their children. The system allows for parents to monitor the behavior of a child on the internet with real time notifications of inappropriate websites and will also protect children form online predators, classroom bullies, and other peer pressure that may take place by instant messaging and in chat rooms. Parents can receive updates on cell phones and through email to keep up to date with any activity occurring on a home computer.

IPOWER Applications states, “A parent is able to protect a child while online with Child internet monitoring. This is a type of software tool that allows a parent to monitor a child’s activities when online, and with IPOWER Applications’ Home Pow Wow web portal we can offer you the best products on the market.” Internet threats are very real and it is something that all parents must consider. IPOWER Applications Inc. has helped many families provide a greater sense of security to their children.

For more information visit: http://www.doyoupowwow.com

About I Power Applications, Inc:

IPOWER Applications Inc. (http://www.doyoupowwow.com) is a leading provider of integrated ON-DEMAND applications for home content security and companies of all sizes. IPOWER Applications adaptable configuration provides customers with delivery options of either secure on-demand services (software-As-A-service) or an on-premise service to meet customer’s configuration needs. The IPOWER POWWOW suite offers solutions that are ready to use or that are customized.

(An http://IPRWire.com Press Release)

Contact Info:

Name: David Gallone

Address: 41 Comstock Parkway

City: Cranston

State: Rhode Island

Country: United States

Zip: 02921

Web Address: http://www.doyoupowwow.com

Business Blog: http://iblogit.com/doyoupowwow

Phone: 401-228-3031

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NeuStar Selects BluePrint Data to Manage the Kids.us Internet Space

Jacksonville, Florida USA (PRWEB) January 17, 2008

BluePrint Data today announced today the administrator for the .US country-code top-level domain, NeuStar, Inc, has selected it as the Content Manager for the Kids.us domain space. The partnership will secure content registered under the kids.us domain.

The kids.us domain was launched by NeuStar as a result of the “Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002”, otherwise known as the kids.us Act. President Bush signed a bill requiring that a domain be implemented to serve as a safe haven for Internet material that promotes positive experiences for children and their families.

NeuStar and BluePrint Data have teamed to ensure that the websites children are experiencing online are safe and age appropriate. BluePrint Data operates a parental control software system exclusively based on human reviews by trained and certified Web site content specialists. It is the most thorough and effective method for screening online content, more reliable than the automated technology currently in use by blocking and filtering companies. BluePrint Data’s trained and certified Web content review specialists have reviewed web sites that comprise over 800,000,000 URLs/Web pages making the BluePrint Data database of safe websites the largest in the world.

NeuStar’s Director of Business Development, Keith Drazek stated, “NeuStar is extremely pleased to team with BluePrint Data, who demonstrates a legacy of creating and refining technology and systems to keep the Web safe for children. The BluePrint Data reviewers, technologies, and experience in Web site content are a tremendous benefit and asset to the kids.us space. Selecting them as the Content Manager strengthens NeuStar’s ability to maintain the kids.us space in the safest manner possible.”

BluePrint Data’s CEO Bob Dahlstrom stated, “We are dedicated to making the Internet a better place for children and families. Partnering with NeuStar aids us in fulfilling our mission of providing the highest level of Internet content protection to children and families. Together with NeuStar we can proactively help parents, educators, and communities make kids.us a secure, enjoyable online experience.”

About BluePrint Data

Established in 1997, BluePrint Data / Kidsnet, Inc. has developed the world’s largest database of reviewed web pages. BluePrint Data’s trained and certified Web content review specialists have reviewed web sites that comprise over 800,000,000 URLs/Web pages making the BluePrint Data database of safe websites the largest in the world. BluePrint Data’s internet security and internet filtering products are sold to parents, educators, librarians, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit http://www.BluePrintData.com

About NeuStar

NeuStar is built on a foundation of trust and neutrality established over years of securely and successfully managing critical registry and infrastructure services for the telecommunications and Internet industries. As the registry operator of .US, “America’s Internet Address”, NeuStar is responsible for developing, implementing and operating the kids.us Internet address, a child-friendly Internet space for kids under 13 to play, learn and surf on the Web. The kids.us Internet address is open to all consumers, businesses, educators, government agencies and organizations in the United States or with a U.S. presence to register Internet addresses and establish websites. Visit http://www.kids.us for more information and updates on the world’s first child-friendly Internet space and a directory of all kids.us sites. For more information on NeuStar and its service, visit http://www.neustar.biz.

For more information, visit: http://www.blueprintdata.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Bob Dahlstrom

BluePrint Data

904-647-4491

McGruff Helps Families, Schools, and Law Enforcement Take A Bite Out of Internet Crimes Against Kids


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2008

In an effort to take a bite out of Internet crimes against kids, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and Children’s Educational Network (CEN) announce the launch of McGruff Kid Safe Browser(http://www.McGruffBrowser.com). Using CEN’s The Ultimate Kids Internet (http://www.TUKI.com) technology, this new “keep kids safe online” software will come complete with easy-to-use parental controls that allow children to surf the Internet in a safer and more educational environment that is the perfect tool for schools, law enforcement and families.

Approximately 53 million American youth, ages 4 to 16, access the Internet from their homes each day. Few use computers enabled with systems (parental controls) that protect them from accessing websites with pornographic materials or talking with the numerous predators that surf the Internet looking for opportunities to interact with children.

Greg Writer, founder and CEO of CEN, watched as the number of online-related crimes against children began to rise in the late 1990s. But he didn’t sit on the sidelines and complain. As a father of five with a background in investment banking, he created CEN and its parental controlled software for private labeling. “I am excited to work with NCPC. This makes an incredible statement as to where we are as a company and where we are going as a Nation in the fight against Internet crimes against children,” he explains. “With McGruff we can reach youth audiences and the crime fighting community, offering a McGruff branded browser and educational tools that address this very important issue,” Greg states.

With one glance at the most recent Internet safety statistics, most will agree this is a problem that needs a lot of attention and advanced tools offered by CEN & NCPC to keep our kids safe.

BluePrint Data to Provide free Internet Filtering for One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Computers

Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) July 7, 2008

BluePrint Data today announced it is in beta testing of its free Kidsnet Internet Filtering system for One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) computers. The filtering is based on the BluePrint Data URL Filter Database, the same database used by Unified Threat Management (UTM), Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP), Software as a Service (SaaS), Internet Service Providers (ISP) and other OEM Internet Security providers as well as governments around the world.

The Kidsnet product used in the OLPC XO computer running the Sugar operating system and Web browser is an exceptionally secure and accurate internet protection solution. It is the only Parental Control where 100% of the Websites have been reviewed by trained and certified Web site content specialists and contains reviews of millions of Websites that comprise over 98% of all World Wide Web traffic (Neilson / Net Ratings) with our Filtering Database coverage exceeding 800 million URLs / Web pages.

Kidsnet is an award winning Internet Security product. In 2003 Kidsnet Internet Parental Controls was chosen by Ziff Davis Publishing

CensorNet Joins the Internet Watch Foundation


Bristol, United Kingdom (PRWEB) October 22, 2008

CensorNet, an internet security company, has become an associate member of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to help combat child sexual abuse sites and criminally obscene content, provide mechanisms for its users to report illegal content and to provide protection against this type of content in its products.

CensorNet offers web filtering solutions to the private, public and education sectors as well as offering bespoke filtering platforms for Internet Service Providers.

The IWF is the UK internet ‘Hotline’ for the public to report their inadvertent exposure to online child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world, criminally obscene content and incitement to racial hatred hosted in the UK.

Tim Lloyd, Founder and Managing Director of CensorNet Ltd said, “We are very pleased to join the IWF. This is an important partnership for us and our clients and further demonstrates our commitment to protecting our customers, many of whom are educational institutes, and their users from illegal content. It also provides us with the opportunity to assist the IWF with their efforts which in turn makes the Internet a safer place for everyone.”

IWF helps internet service providers and hosting companies to combat abuse of their networks through a national ‘notice and take-down’ service and provides unique data to law enforcement partners in the UK and abroad to assist investigations into the distributers of potentially illegal online content. As a result of this partnership approach, less than 1% of child sexual abuse content, known to the IWF, has been hosted in the UK since 2003, down from 18% in 1997. As sexually abusive images of children are primarily hosted abroad, IWF also facilitates the industry-led initiative to protect users from inadvertent exposure to this content by blocking access to it through the provision of a dynamic list of child sexual abuse URLs.

Peter Robbins OBE, QPM, Chief Executive of the IWF, said: “We are delighted to welcome CensorNet as a member of the Internet Watch Foundation. The support of the online sector is vital for the IWF to continue its work combating child sexual abuse content online and we look forward to working in partnership with CensorNet to protect internet users and promote a safer online experience.”

About CensorNet Ltd:

CensorNet Ltd is an independent vendor that provides extremely flexible, accurate and powerful Internet filtering solutions to a wide range of organisations spanning many different market sectors, from small business and education to healthcare and government. The CensorNet technology includes a comprehensive database of over 60 million web sites, real-time content classification in over 15 languages and sophisticated image filtering. Currently, CensorNet is protecting over 1 million end-users.

For further information, please visit http://www.censornet.com or telephone +44 (0) 845 230 9590.

About IWF:

IWF works in partnership with the online industry, law enforcement, government, the education sector, charities, international partners and the public to minimise the availability of potentially illegal online content, specifically, child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world and criminally obscene and incitement to racial hatred content hosted in the UK.

We are an independent self-regulatory body, funded by the EU and the wider online industry, including internet service providers, mobile operators and manufacturers, content service providers, filtering companies, search providers, trade associations and the financial sector as well as other organisations that support us for corporate social responsibility reasons.

We work with UK government to influence initiatives developed to combat online abuse and this dialogue goes beyond the UK and Europe to ensure greater awareness of global issues, trends and responsibilities. We work internationally with INHOPE and other relevant authorities and organisations to encourage wider adoption of good practice in combating online child sexual abuse content and to promote inclusive and united global responses to this dynamic, cross-border criminality.

We strive to create continued awareness of the role and purpose of the IWF and aim to foster trust and reassurance in the internet for current and future users. Our self-regulatory partnership approach is widely recognised as an effective model in combating the abuse of technology for the dissemination of illegal content.

Please note that “child pornography”, “child porn” and “kiddie porn” are not acceptable terms. The use of such language acts to legitimise images which are not pornography, rather, they are permanent records of children being sexually abused and as such should be referred to as child sexual abuse images.

For more information about IWF, please visit http://www.iwf.org.uk/, tel: +44 (0) 1223 237700 or email media @ iwf.org.uk.

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Housekeeper and Domestic Staff Recruitment Agency Marshall Harber Taps Internet to Enhance Client Services

(PRWEB) October 30, 2008 –

Domestic staff recruitment agency Marshall Harber recently launched http://www.householdstaffonline.com, connecting housekeepers, cooks, maids, and other registered and qualified household staff directly with clients. Their innovative online interface virtually eliminates costly agency fees.

A well-established UK domestic staff agency Marshall Harber created their new website as an alternative to sourcing household staff and to combat the financial hardship that many are feeling as the credit crunch takes its economic toll on society. By giving their clients direct access to household staff candidates, Marshall Harber hopes to improve the methods and channels by which clients can locate and select trained household staff, and do so at an affordable price.

Clients now have complete access to a database of housekeepers, chauffeurs, chefs, cooks, personal assistants, security, maids, nannies, butlers, estate managers, gardeners, and much more at their fingertips.

Different than traditional job boards and websites where users can enter their own details and unverified credentials, all Marshall Harber candidates are sourced through their traditional parent recruitment agency. Clients are able to locate qualified staff candidates who posses relevant skills and experience.

The user-friendly website allows clients to view all CVs before being required to pay; however, a relatively small payment is required before making direct contact with an unlimited number of database staff members. Text messages sent directly to candidatesÂ’ phones helps ensure anonymity for all parties and also protects candidates from having to post sensitive information on the website. Text messages are managed and sent through the website and contain only details of how candidates may contact the client to discuss the position.

By adding this online component to their top-rate staffing services, Marshall Harber is able to place the tools available to its trained recruitment consultants direct into the hands of clients who prefer a more hands-on approach to selecting domestic help. This means that the same high calibre staff can now be sourced for a fraction of the normal staff recruitment agency fee.

To ensure that every candidate found on the website database has relevant skills and experience, all CVs are reviewed by a Marshall Harber consultant. Users can then easily search through the categories to locate candidates who match their specific domestic household needs.

The remarkably easy to use website makes searching for housekeepers and other domestic staff members a breeze. From the novice to the experienced internet user, http://www.householdstaffonline.com has been designed with the user in mind. The candidate database is updated daily with new staff profiles after being vetted by the experienced Marshall Harber staff through their London office in Kensington.

For help in identifying housekeepers, chefs, nannies, personal assistants, and any other domestic household staff, please contact professional staff recruitment agency Marshall Harber at http://www.marshallharber.com . For more information on their newly launched web interface, please visit http://www.householdstaffonline.com

Media contact:

Alex Facta

alex @ marshallharber.com

+44 207 938 2200

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CA Releases Internet Security Suite Plus 2009 : New Feature-Rich Suite Includes Enhanced Malware Protection, Easy-to-Use Parental Control, Robust Customer Support and Reduced User Interruptions Backed by Internet Protection Plan with Coverage up to $10,000


ISLANDIA, N.Y. (PRWEB) November 24, 2008

In addition to the enhanced security features, the suite is now more user-friendly through its inclusion of an Intuitive Help Desk for at-your-fingertips customer support, a simple interface that lets users quickly set preferences or check program status, and a gaming/movie mode to reduce interruptions. With tailored security options for wireless connectivity, CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2009 uses WiFi HotSpot detection technology to alert users when they enter a new network outside of the established home network.

According to the 2008 CA Internet Threat Outlook Report, online attacks will be dominated by smarter malware and bots targeting Web users ranging from gamers and social network users to the elderly and unsuspecting parents.

“Families should feel safe and secure when they are online,” said Brian Grayek, vice president of product management for CA. “However, there are more online threats than ever before. While it’s important for parents to practice general PC safety practices like not placing a PC in a child’s room and monitoring social networking profiles, parental control software provides an added layer of protection and additional peace of mind. Our parental controls are designed to be ‘child-proof’ and prevent even computer-savvy children from uninstalling or disabling the products. In addition to offensive website filtering and blocking, parents can also use the software to set time limits on when children can use the PC and receive daily reports on web activity.”

Grayek continued, “Historically, high-performance users, like gamers, turn off security features because it either slows down their PCs or they get pop-ups that interfere with their experience. This is a huge risk to their PC security. We’ve focused on developing a product that runs quietly in the background for uninterrupted gaming and movie watching, while keeping the PC secure.”

Also new to CA’s Internet Security Suite Plus 2009 are the following features:

Supports the Domain Key Internet Mail (DKIM) and Sender Policy Framework (SPF) industry-standard email security protocols by scanning email and thwarting phishing attempts via Email Inspector. Continuous Upgrades automatically detect new updates and provide alerts when new features are available. Silent Protection automatically analyzes program behavior to determine whether it is safe, and allows or denies access. All CA security products are designed to use system resources efficiently and facilitate fast installation, quick scans and superior usability. They are also protected by the CA Security Advisor Team, a global team of malware experts and engineers that work round-the-clock to detect and prevent online threats.

Customers receive daily protection updates, upgrades to the latest product features and 24 X 7 online technical support at no additional charge with their subscription.

Supported operating systems include Windows