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The Fight Against Cyberbullying Starts With Awareness At Home


Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 06, 2011

According to a recent study from MTV and the Associated Press, more than half (56%) of our nations kids have experienced a form of digital abuse. This is up from the 50% reported in the 2009 digital abuse survey. Pandora Corp co-founder James Leasure says this statistic speaks volumes.

This single statistic should be a huge eye-opener for parents, he says. The data reveals a problem of epidemic proportions. It is essentially saying that in any given group of teens and young adults, more than half have been bullied online, which is tragic.

The new 2011 study asked 1,355 teens and young adults (ages 14-24) about their experience with cyberbullying and online harassment. In the study, 76% of those asked admit that digital abuse is a problem for their age group. However, Despite the increase in respondents experiencing online harassment from 2009, there was also an increase in the number of respondents that said they were likely to step in and try to stop someone they saw being mean online.

And yet, Leasure continues, for every child thats bullied, theres a tormentor hiding behind a closed door. The best way for parents to help end cyberbullying now is by monitoring their childs internet activity and online interactions not only to protect them, but also to make sure they are not aggressive or bullying others in any way.

Cyberbullying starts with anonymity on the Internet, but it succeeds through the ability to operate secretly in the home, he explains. Cyberbullying is not going to go away until the parents of the bullies know what their kids are doing online and step in to stop the aggressive behavior.

Pandora Corp. is the maker of PC Pandora computer monitoring software. Like DVR for the TV, PC Pandora records everything and anything on a PC, allowing parents to see everything their child is doing both off and online. Parents can see screenshots of all activity, plus text-based logs of all instant messenger conversations, social network chats and posts, websites visited, search terms, keystrokes, and much more. Whatever a child does on the computer, good or bad, PC Pandora will show their parents everything.

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

An attentive parent can easily notice the signs of a cyberbullying victim. Kids are also more likely to tell their parents when they are being harassed online, explains Leasure. But I can assure you that 100% of bullies do not tell their parents what they are doing to others online. The signs are much harder, near impossible, to spot. PC Pandora will show parents the truth so they can deal with the situation head-on, instead of reacting to unfortunate outcomes later.

For more information on how you can stop cyberbullying, visit PC Pandora online at http://pcpandora.com and like the PC Pandora Facebook page!

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

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Pandora Corp. To Parents: The Fight Against Cyberbullying Starts In The Home


Bronx, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2012

Two days after Christmas, 15-year-old Amanda Cummings from Staten Island New York threw herself in front of a bus while clutching a suicide note. According to the Staten Island Advance, family members say her suicide was her last resort after years of torment from her peers, which had evolved to bullying online. This was the second cyberbullying-related teen suicide in New York in just over three months. Pandora Corp., maker of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, is urging parents to fight cyberbullying through awareness of Internet activity in their own homes.

According to a new poll conducted by global research company Ipsos for Reuters News, 12-percent of parents around the world say their children have experienced cyberbullying. One in four (24-percent) state they are aware of a child in their community who has experienced bullying online. Furthermore, 77-percent of parents around the world say cyberbullying needs special attention from parents and schools.

Says Pandora Corp co-founder James Leasure: At some level, almost everyone agrees – this is a topic that no parent can afford to ignore. We cannot sit back and wait until our child is a victim; we must take steps to prevent the bullying from occurring.

Now, in reaction to the two recent tragedies in New York, some legislators are going after cyberbullies. According to the Huffington Post, Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D- Bronx/Westchester) said in a statement: This legislation will give prosecutors the tools they need to treat cyberbullying as the crime it is and also send a message that this type of reckless and potentially deadly behavior will not be tolerated.

The website also reports that Klein’s bill would update existing stalking and harassment laws to include cyberbullying. It would also allow certain types of cyberbullying to be prosecuted as hate crimes.

Legislation is a start states Leasure, but it only gives law enforcement and schools the ability to help victims after a bully is caught. The real key to ending this problem is by parents knowing how their kids are using their Internet connected devices and how they are treating others on the Internet.

The reality is that most parents know when their child is being victimized, says Leasure. What parents never find out, until it is too late, is that their child was actually the bully. It is your job as a 21st century parent to know what happens on the Internet from within your home. That includes who your child is talking to, how they are representing themselves and how they are treating others.

For more information on how you can stop cyberbullying, visit PC Pandora online at http://pcpandora.com and like the PC Pandora Facebook page!

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

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