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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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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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PC Pandora 6.0 Computer Monitoring Software Will Help Parents Teach And Enforce Cybersafety, Cyberethics And Cybersecurity In The Home


Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) March 3, 2010

According to a new poll released by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), our kids are not receiving adequate education when it comes to navigating the Internet in a safe and ethical manner. In fact, the poll revealed that over 50% of schools do not require this type of life-lesson curriculum at all. But despite the lack of education, over 90% of teachers, administrators and technology directors feel this type of education is necessary.

This poll should be an eye-opener for everyone, especially parents, says James Leasure, co-founder of Pandora Corp., makers of PC Pandora 6.0 computer monitoring software. Everyone is saying that education in cybersafety, cyberethics and cybersecurity is important, but its not being taught in schools concurrently with basic computer and Internet skills.”

The State of K-12 Cyberethics, Cybersafety and Cybersecurity Curriculum in the U.S. Survey, conducted by Zogby International, with support from Microsoft, found very low levels of integration of key cyberethics, cybersecurity, and cybersafety topics into everyday instructional activities.

For example, despite the record number of teens on social networking websites, only 27% of teachers discussed the safe use of such websites in their class in the past 12 months. Only 18% taught about scams and fraud tactics (e.g. phishing), and only 19% covered the topic of safe and secure passwords.

Before kids are taught how to set up an email address or even open Internet Explorer, they should be getting a lesson on the threats that are prevalent online, and how to adhere to a code of good ethical conduct on social networks, states Leasure.

Part of the lack of formal curriculum in schools on cyberethics, cybersafety and cybersecurity can be attributed to the blame game. According to the poll, 72% of teachers asked said they felt parents bear the primary responsibility for teaching these three important topics. However, somewhat contradictory to that number is the fact that 51% of school administrators replied that teachers are responsible for these lessons.

Leasure says this is not the time to wait around for school districts to officially change their curriculum or teachers to voluntarily incorporate the lessons into their classes.

Its time for parents to understand that they are the principal instructors when it comes to teaching their kids how to use the Internet safely and ethically and that is exactly where PC Pandora 6.0 monitoring software and PC Pandora LIVE! service come into play.

PC Pandora 6.0 is the newest version of Pandora Corps flagship computer monitoring software. The tool helps parents know exactly what their children are doing online and how they are using the computer. It starts by taking sequential snapshots of everything that happens on the computer screen, allowing them to play back everything their child did with DVR-like features. Further details of user activity are made available in text-based files, including transcripts of emails sent and received and instant messenger chats, plus full logs of websites visited, keystrokes toggled, peer-2-peer files shared, programs accessed, Internet search queries and more.

Parents using PC Pandora will know exactly what their children are doing online, explains Leasure. This gives parents an edge and the ability to have discussions with their child regarding the best ways to enjoy, use and participate in the online community. Talking within the family is key, but an un-informed discussion is fruitless and frustrating for both sides.

PC Pandora 6.0 incorporates a new feature from of the companys recently-launched enterprise monitoring product, The Office Software (theOS): the presentation of recorded data through easy-to-read charts. This allows parents to quickly analyze recorded data and dig deeper, if necessary. In a quick glimpse, they can see which websites and which programs were utilized the most.

The new PC Pandora LIVE! service 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 to review the data and adjust settings on the monitored computer. You can even log in from your iPhone and many other handheld devices.

Weve given the power to parents who cant always be home when their kids are online to check web history, update Internet filters, and fine-tune the parental control parameters, all while at work or on the road, says Leasure.

On a final note, the survey also found more than 90% of schools have built up digital defenses, i.e. implementing filters and blocks, to protect children from online threats. But while this practice of shielding students may reduce the risks kids face on the school computers, it does nothing to prepare them for using the Internet safety throughout their daily lives.

Its pretty common knowledge that kids are savvy enough to bypass standard Internet filters and controls, explains Leasure. That’s why we feel that being able to see what your kids are doing is just as important as setting up filters and restricting access. If you can see what they are doing, you will have the advantage of full knowledge when you talk to them about their activity.

Leasure also points out that Pandora Corps enterprise monitoring software, The Office Software, can be used by schools to see how kids are using the school computers and help enforce the concepts of cybersafety, cyberethics and cybersecurity.

The Office Software is be a perfect fit for any school district, states Leasure. The network-based tool will not only show you how students are using the school machines, but it will allow you remote access to their desktops to keep them in check.

For more information and a free trial of the new PC Pandora 6.0 and PC Pandora LIVE!, visit http://www.pcpandora.com/live/whats-new.php. For information on The Office Software (theOS), visit http://www.theofficesoftware.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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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.

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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PC Pandora Computer Monitoring Software Educates Parents on Child Online Activity


Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) June 8, 2010

A new report by the Online Safety and Technology Working Group is calling for increased Internet safety education efforts and fewer scare tactics and reliance on filtering content.

The report notes that young peoples real lives are becoming synonymous with their online ones. Thus, there is no one-size-fits-all, once-and-for-all solution to providing children with every aspect of online child safety. The group says that instead, there needs to be a comprehensive toolbox from which adults can choose the proper tool to keep kids safe online as they grow in both worlds (real and digital).

We absolutely agree, says James Leasure, co-founder of Pandora Corp., makers of PC Pandora 6.0 computer monitoring software. Internet safety can only be achieved with the use of many tools. PC Pandora is one of the most valuable tools available to both parents and educators alike.

The big take-away message from the report is the importance of education. The group recommends strong messaging about the realities of the Internet and its dangers, while avoiding fear tactics. Digital citizenship and media literacy should be promoted in the online world, just as moral values, life skills and dangerous pitfalls are taught in the real world. But Leasure says education is a two-way street.

Parents need to be educated too, he explains. The best place to start is with the knowledge of what your kids are actually doing online. You can learn theory all you want but if you dont have the simple knowledge of your childs online activity, practicing Internet safety is nearly impossible.

While the report notes there is no quick fix or silver bullet in the technology realm to keep kids safe online, Leasure notes that PC Pandora is about as close as you can get.

PC Pandora 6.0 computer monitoring software records all activity on the PC. Screen snapshots that can be viewed with a DVD-like playback function give parents the ability to see exactly what their kids are doing on their computer. The program also creates text-based logs of all emails sent and received, instant messenger conversations, websites visited, programs used, peer-to-peer activity, keystrokes and more. Data is presented in easy-to-read charts to provide a quick and easy way to have full knowledge of what children are doing on the Internet and where they are spending their time.

The report also calls for all adults to engage in ongoing awareness-building efforts and for parents specifically to talk to their kids when monitoring activity or utilizing controls. Leasure stresses that every situation is different, and parents probably have the best judgment regarding what route to take with monitoring their families PC.

Every family is going to be different, he says, but the numerous features of [PC Pandora] make it a universal tool that can work in any home.

Finally, the report mentions the new epidemic of cyberbullying, noting it as the most prevalent threat to kids online. Leasure says PC Pandora can help stop bullying online, not only by letting parents know if their child is being victimized, but also by letting the parents of bullies know about their childs aggressive behavior online: It gives them the chance to step in and stop it before schools administrators and law enforcement get involved.

A 2-hour trial of PC Pandora is available on the PC Pandora website. A summer promotion is currently running; use the code SUMMER2010 at checkout to save $ 10!

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 PC Pandora Computer Monitoring Software FREE Giveaway For Internet Safety Month


Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) June 24, 2010

Earlier this month, the US Senate passed a resolution proclaiming June as Internet Safety Month. The motion comes as an effort to educate parents and children about the dangers of the Internet and spread awareness.

While most people will say that nothing in life is free and everything has a price, for the last week in June, Pandora Corp. is changing the rules. Beginning at 12:01 AM (Pacific Standard Time) on Saturday, June 26th, and continuing through midnight on Wednesday, June 30th, the company will be giving away its signature computer monitoring software, PC Pandora 6.0, absolutely free!

We did a holiday giveaway in 2008 and it went very well, says James Leasure, co-founder of Pandora Corp. Unfortunately, the economy still hasnt turned around for most folks yet, but the need for an effective solution to keep kids safe online this summer is still overwhelmingly present. So, wed like to help the parents in need once again.

During the last week in June, parents can visit http://www.pcpandora.com and use the code FREESUMMER2010 to get the current PC Pandora 6.0 absolutely free as a download. The giveaway will last until 11:59 PM (PST) on June 30th, 2010, or until 50,000 units have been given away. No catches. No strings.

During the 2008 holiday giveaway, over 35,000 parents were given a copy of PC Pandora for free. Pandora Corp. is hoping to help as many parents with the second free giveaway in the companys history.

The US Senate says this is the month for parents to educate themselves on the dangers of the Internet, explains Leasure. There is no better way to educate yourself than finding out and learning exactly what your children are doing online.

[PC Pandora] is computer monitoring software that records all activity on a computer. First-rate monitoring capabilities take sequential snapshots of everything that happens on the screen, thus allowing parents to see first-hand everything their child does both on and offline. Complete records of all user activity are presented in both text-based files and easy-to-read charts. All instant messenger chats, emails sent and received, websites visited, peer-2-peer files shared, keystrokes logged, programs accessed, Internet search queries and more are recorded for parents to review.

If your child is talking to strangers on social networks, creating multiple social network profiles, downloading illegal music and movies, falling victim to a cyberbully, or simply visiting websites you dont approve of, you will know about it if you are monitoring their internet activity.

For parents that have to work this summer and leave the kids home alone, PC Pandora comes equipped with the IRIS feature, which sends the recorded text-based files to a parents email at specified intervals.

But its the newest companion to PC Pandora 6.0 that makes monitoring kids on the Internet easier than ever before. PC Pandora LIVE! allows parents to access the data recorded by PC Pandora from anywhere in the world through a safe and secure SSL encrypted website. All a parent needs is an Internet connection and a web browser; users can even log in from their iPhones and other handheld devices.

While the IRIS email report feature is a valuable tool for any parent, the LIVE! service is priceless, says Leasure. PC Pandora LIVE! allows you to review the data and adjust settings on the monitored computer. Not only can you can check web history and view instant messenger and email conversations, but you can also view the screenshots, update Internet filters, and fine-tune the parental control parameters, all while at work, on the road, or simply unable to be at home in front of the monitored computer.

For parents monitoring multiple computers, PC Pandora LIVE! also collects the data from all machines with PC Pandora 6.0 installed and provides that data in a single place for easy review. This makes it easier to review a childs activity no more emails to comb through and no more having to manually view the data on multiple computers.

Typical filters and standard blocks are easy for savvy young users to circumnavigate, but if you have computer monitoring software, youll know what your children are doing and be able to act appropriately.

Leasure states: This summer, parents need to know what their kids are doing online. Our PC Pandora 6.0 monitoring software coupled with the LIVE! service is the best all-around defense parents can get to help keep their children safe on the Internet. If someone is approaching a child with ill intentions, or if a child is engaging in risky behavior, the parent will know and can act immediately.

Pandora Corp. is offering a fully-functional copy of PC Pandora 6.0, a $ 70 value, absolutely free for their Internet Safety Month giveaway. Leasure adds, While we unfortunately cant offer the LIVE! service for free at this time, its a reasonably priced add-on for parents who want the convenience and extra measure of safety it provides.

Parents interested in getting a copy of PC Pandora can go to http://www.pcpandora.com and use the code FREESUMMER2010 at checkout to get PC Pandora 6.0 for FREE!

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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Computer Monitoring Software Keeps Kids Safe from Internet Pornography


Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) July 14, 2010

Last month, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced it will move forward in considering a proposal to create a specialized dot-xxx suffix for adult entertainment web sites. According to the New York Times, advocates for the new domain say it will help parents filter content, and others specifically looking for the material to find it in a clearly-labeled, non-dangerous space.

Some opposition to the bill comes from an unlikely pairing – religious groups and the porn industry. The Times article says religious groups fear an explosion of more pornography on the Internet and a validation of the industry, while the industry itself fears potential censorship and regulation.

Whether or not a XXX domain materializes, one thing is certain: parents are in need of a concrete tool to keep Internet pornography out of their house and away from their children.

While filters and URL blocks are the most commonly used methods to keep the smut out, Pandora Corp. offers parents concrete knowledge as a solution. Company co-founder Manuel Coats says their signature computer monitoring software, PC Pandora 6.0, helps parents keep Internet pornography away from children by showing them exactly what their kids are doing online.

The best, most effective way to keep your kids safe online is simply to know what they are doing on the Internet, he says. Once you know, you can then take steps curb any bad habits or unwanted activity.

PC Pandora 6.0 is computer monitoring software that records all activity on the familys or childs computer. The primary function is taking sequential snapshots of all screen activity as set intervals. With a quick glance, parents can visually see what their child has been doing and looking at online. Further activity is recorded in detail, such as instant messenger conversations, web history, terms and phrases used in Internet searches, peer-to-peer activity and lots more. Whatever a child does on the computer, either off or online, parents will have both a visual and data record of activity to review.

In addition to the monitoring capabilities, PC Pandora comes with additional Internet filtering and blocking and can block certain programs from launching and being utilized, such as an Instant Messenger program or even Internet Explorer. But Coats says relying on filters and blocks alone is not enough.

With Internet filters and URL blocking, you can assume your child is safe online or not looking at pornography; with computer monitoring software you will have proof, states Coats. You can see first hand what your child is looking at and what they are searching for.

Its no secret that Internet pornography is abundant on the Internet. Statistics say there are over 4.2 million websites and 420 million webpages containing pornographic content. Its also said that 90% of 8-16 year olds have viewed pornography online, mainly while doing homework, and 80% of 15-17 year olds have had multiple exposures to hard-core pornography online. Furthermore, year after year, sex is found to be the most searched for term online.

Coats points out that figures like those mean chances are your child is looking at Internet pornography, perhaps even seeking it out; at the very least, they are stumbling onto it.

Thats why its so important for parents to see and know for sure what their child is doing on the Internet, says Coats. With full knowledge of activity, you have a much better chance at truly keeping your kids safe from unwanted content and contact. If you dont know what they are doing how can you be sure they are playing it safe?

Whether you are concerned a dot-xxx domain will open the doors for more Internet pornography, or if you suspect your child is talking to strangers online or involved in cyberbullying, PC Pandora 6.0 shows you everything and tells you the truth.

More information and a trial version of the software can be found at http://www.pcpandora.com. Use the code SUMMER2010 at checkout to get $ 10 off the purchase price of the software.

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.

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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Trust Showcases Threat of Internet Predators; Keep Your Kids Safe Online with Computer Monitoring Software


Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) September 17, 2010

David Schwimmer is most known for his comedic role in the long-running 1990s sitcom “Friends.” But this year, he brought a very serious message to the Toronto International Film Festival and parents need to listen up.

Schwimmer is the director of Trust, a fictional story that portrays real-life danger. Clive Owen and Catherine Keener star as parents of a 14-year-old girl, played by newcomer Liana Liberato, who meets a man in an Internet chat room that befriends her, gains her trust, lures her to a motel room and rapes her.

While the film is still seeking a US-distribution deal, according to one Associated Press story, Schwimmer hopes to get the film into theaters as a cautionary tale to parents about the dangers children face online, where sexual predators can stalk victims with anonymity.

This horrifying story is all too real, says Pandora Corp. co-founder Jamie Leasure. More and more we are seeing stories in the press of young teens who fall in love with older men they meet online.

Pandora Corp. follows media stories of real-life Internet predators and offers a weekly compilation on Pandoras Blog, as a reminder to parents that the threats do exist. Leasure says in the past months, more stories have surfaced of real teens willfully meeting in real life with the men they meet on the Internet; many times they also consent to sexual activity.

Just like in the movie, predators use a tactic called grooming, where they spend their time to become friends with a young teen and gain their trust, explains Leasure. It gets to a point where the young minds have been so warped, that even when lies are exposed, the internet predators succeed in their mission.

Leasure says it is necessary for all parents to monitor their childs Internet activity. Not only should parents be concerned with whom their children are talking to online, but they need to be cognizant of strangers who are trying to initiate conversation.

Pandora Corp. is the maker of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, a program that lets parents see everything their kids are doing online. First-rate monitoring capabilities take sequential screenshots of all activity. All emails, instant messenger conversations, social networking activity, websites visited, search queries and more are recorded and presented in easy-to-read charts and tables. If a child is forming a relationship with a stranger, or taking other risks, the parents will be able to see it first-hand.

PC Pandora gives parents an exact record of everything their child does, so they can be sure of their safety, and/or intervene if necessary, says Leasure.

According to the AP article, Schwimmer talked to families of victims and FBI agents to help craft the right Internet predator for his movie.

He learned what every parent needs to understand, explains Leasure. These online predators are not stereotypical. They come in every form. They are our neighbors; they are husbands, fathers, teachers, cops, coaches, priests and every other male figure you would normally put a lot of trust into. That is the scariest part; and thats why parents need to be vigilant and monitor Internet activity.

For tips on how to keep your children safe from online predators, and to find out how PC Pandora computer monitoring software can help, 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.

Reporters and Producers: Covering Internet safety? We are your technology solution component. Software is available to journalists for review and testing. Executives 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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