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


Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) October 12, 2010

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

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

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

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

CYBERBULLYING STOPS HERE:

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

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

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

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

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

STOP INTERNET PREDATORS:

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

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

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

HOW IT WORKS:

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

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

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

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

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

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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Stop Cyberbullying Now with Computer Monitoring Software


Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) November 10, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WOT and Stop The Hacker Join Hands to Provide Security Services to Website Owners

Riverside, CA and Helsinki, Finland (PRWEB) September 15, 2011

Millions of websites have been built using weak computer code from easy-to-use website creation software with pre-packaged templates. Nearly 90% of websites have at least one serious security vulnerability which allows malicious hackers to break in and compromise them. Once a website is compromised, malicious hackers use the benign website to spread viruses and trojans to infect the computers of the sites visitors. Once the malware is transferred to the visitor’s computer, it begins the cycle of ID theft and malicious activities. This website penetration by hackers destroys the reputation of a website.

Web-based malware is on the rise. The number of blacklisted websites doubled in the last 3 years. Traditional signature based Anti-Viruses cannot detect new forms of web-malware on compromised websites, said Dr. Anirban Banerjee, VP of R&D at StopTheHacker.com .

WOT is partnering with StopTheHacker.com to offer security services to websites with good or excellent reputations via the WOT Trust Seal Pro. The WOT Trust Seal Pro is a breakthrough website indicator that displays the reputation of online assets and ensures the security of websites. It is an effective tool for website owners to communicate their trustworthiness while assuring the technical security of their site. Daily malware scans of the website and 24x7x365 alerts ensure that any hacking incident is detected before it has a chance to affect the reputation of the website.

Website owners, especially those with e-commerce sites, need to do everything they can to ensure their visitors that they are trustworthy and their site is secure, says Vesa Per

SingleSource Background Screening Corporations CEO Dymer Supports Florida Bill HB 1355 As Important Step To Stop Child Sexual Abuse


Jacksonville Beach, Florida (PRWEB) March 20, 2012

SingleSource Chairman and President Don Dymer applauds Florida Governor Rick Scotts bill (HB 1355) which imposes huge fines on public or private colleges and universities for willfully and knowingly failing to report child abuse. The new bill is in direct response to the cover ups at both Penn State and Syracuse university of child sexual abuse and the failure on the part of those administrators and law enforcement agencies to act upon they received about such abuse.

Dymer focused Floridas attention on child sexual abuse by those entrusted to their care by sponsoring a day long educational conference in Jacksonville in February. Mayor Alvin Brown devoted the entire month of February to Protect the Children. I sincerely hope that the conference and the continuing spotlight on this insidious crime against children will result in more legislation like this. There is still more that can be done and is being done. In New Jersey bills are being discussed to change existing statues of limitations on certain child abuse cases, making justice available to millions of victims.

The Florida Bill addresses a key element addressed in the Protect the Children Conference last month and that is failure to communicate and react. Dymer explains,

According to the Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute, 60% of adult survivors said they told no one about their abuse. More alarming is that according to this same report, when victims do report their abuse just 6% of adults will report it to the police and attempt to act upon the crime.

The bill gets more to the heart of the problem in understanding how complex this issue really is. explains Dymer. It addresses the environment outside of the home in which the sexual abuse occurs. “We need to do more.” Dymer supports the recommendations of the organization, Darkness to Light in the continuing fight against child sexual abuse.

Protect the Children By:

Pay Attention – Too much one-on-one time? Does a child try to avoid certain staffers?

Create a Hiring Policy that includes the Diana Screen

SingleSource Background Screening Company Calls On Adults To Take Proactive Approach To Stop Child Sexual Abuse


Jacksonville Beach, Florida (PRWEB) June 22, 2012

Don Dymer, president and CEO of SingleSource Services Corporation, background screening company and Stacy Pendarvis, MSW, MA, a long time consultant who works with Darkness to Light and the Monique Burr Foundation For Children hope to take their message global:, “Educated, proactive adults have the ability to stop child sexual abuse from happening. Each year in the U.S. 500,000 babies will be born who will be sexually abused by the time they turn 18 and adults are the only people who can protect children from that sexual abuse.

Concordia University, Nebraska Students Fight the Night to Help Stop Malaria

Seward, NE (PRWEB) September 16, 2012

On Sept. 28 many Concordia University, Nebraska students will give up the comfort of their beds and sleep outside to provide a bed net to someone at risk of contracting malaria in another part of the world. The night under the stars will be the capstone of a Fight the Night event, a project that kicks off a Lutheran Malaria Initiative campaign on Concordias campus.

Earlier that evening, all are invited to enjoy food, music and entertainment in the quad at the center of campus. Admission to the event is $ 10, the cost to provide a bed net for one child in need.

Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. Bed nets are the fastest way to prevent malaria infection because they create a protective barrier against mosquitoes at night, when the vast majority of transmissions occur.

It is not very often that we have the chance to directly affect the life of someone who lives on the other side of the world, and all we have to do is sleep outside and if you ask me, thats the best part! said Alyssa McAfee, a junior from Grand Island, Neb.

Planned activities include live music performed by campus bands, an IMPROVables comedy show and the much-anticipated Pie your Professor game. St. John Lutheran Church will provide fruit and baked goods while Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will provide hot chocolate during the event. Those wishing to participate should bring tents and sleeping bags; bed nets will be provided for those who wish to sleep under one for the night.

The event is part of an effort to raise $ 25,000 through student and donor support at Concordia. Donations will go directly to the LMI, which works in Sub-Saharan Africa to end malaria. So far the campus has raised more than $ 11,000 for the cause.

People with malaria often experience fever, chills and flu-like illness. Left untreated, they may develop severe complications and die. In 2010, an estimated 216 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide and 655,000 people died. More than ninety percent of those deaths occurred in Africa, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To make a donation to the Lutheran Malaria Initiative and Concordias fundraising goal, visit lutheranmalaria.org and click the LMI Universities tab near the top of the page; then click on Concordia University, Nebraska.

Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Neb. that currently serves over 2,200 students. Concordia offers more than 50 professional and liberal arts programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit cune.edu.







Michigan Volunteer Believes One Person Can Make A Difference – Launches Stop Child Trafficking Now Walk in Detroit Michigan, Raises Awareness – Raises Thousands


New York, NY (PRWEB) November 09, 2012

Lindsey Fischer believes in making a difference. Motivated to take action Lindsey Fischer was 21 years old when a statement on Facebook caught her eye and piqued her curiosity. “There are more slaves today than at any other point in history.”

Staring at the screen she thought, There is no way thats true! Her own research on the issue of human trafficking confirmed the truth. When she discovered that the average age of entry into a life of prostitution is 12 years old, she was compelled to act.

I have nieces and nephews, all of whom are 12 years old or younger. Lindsey explained. This issue hit home for her in a real way.

For the past four years, Lindsey has been involved in several anti-trafficking efforts, not only halfway around the world in Thailand, but also 20 minutes away from her own front door in Roseville, Michigan.

Today, Lindsey conducts street outreach twice a week to crack houses, prostituted women and pimps, offering prayer, a lunch bag, and friendship to anyone she meets

In February she started her own organization, All Worthy of Love, a nonprofit that seeks to raise up abolitionists and connect them with other anti-trafficking organizations. Rather than reinvent the wheel, Lindseys heart is to connect individuals to other great organizations. She also speaks at events around Detroit to provide awareness to the general public about the issue of human trafficking.

In October, she connected with Stop Child Trafficking Now (SCTNow) to coordinate Detroits first SCTNow Walk. The walk took place at Belle Isle Park to raise awareness and funds to stop the demand of child sex trafficking. Over a hundred walkers attended the event, raising $ 3,454 for the cause.

She admits that when she thinks about the great needs and vastness of the problem she sometimes asks herself, What have I gotten myself into? However, she is determined to continue until there are no slaves left in this world.

Her advice for those who, like her, have heard about the issue but may feel unable to do anything about it is this,If its caught your attention, go after it, full speed One person can absolutely make a difference partner with organizations like SCTNow and make a bigger difference.

About SCTNow

Stop Child Trafficking Now (SCTNow) was formed to make an impact in the fight against child sex traffickingA problem that has been deemed as a growing issue in our nation, and nations around the worldone that needs every voice and every nation to rise against it.

SCTNow seeks to protect and deliver children from this heinous crime, by focusing funding on efforts on stopping the demand (buyers, predators, traffickers).

SCTNow believes that focusing efforts on stopping the demand has the power to interrupt the cycle of supply, demand, and distribution, resulting in fewer predators, and ultimately fewer victims.

SCTNow realizes that while a focus on the demand is necessary, child trafficking is a complex, multi-faceted issue requiring a comprehensive response. SCTNows Partnership Program funds other non-profit organizations providing shelter, care and victim services.

The Stop Child Trafficking Now (SCTNow) 4th Annual National Walk Campaign is officially complete. The 2012 walks began the weekend of September 15th and ran until this past weekend, with the two final walks held in Staten Island, NY and Fayetteville, NC.

Over 3,000 people participated in this year’s volunteer-led events in 23 different cities around the country, including a virtual “Anywhere” Walk which encouraged people in non-walk cities to join the movement from afar. This year’s campaign has raised a total of $ 177,121.05.







New Comic Book Helps Teens and Adults with Disabilities Stop Abuse, Bullying and Violence


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 26, 2012

The Fullpower Safety Comics book helps people with disabilities learn to protect themselves from abuse, bullying and violence. The book is the latest in the Safety Comics series from Kidpower.org, a nonprofit leader in personal safety and confidence building education and services. The newest Safety Comics book makes learning personal safety skills accessible and fun for teens and adults with intellectual disabilities or limited literacy skills.

We have found that comics engage people of all ages and abilities, by being both entertaining and giving important information, says author Irene van der Zande, executive director and founder of Kidpower. The Fullpower Safety Comics helps teens and adults, including those with limited reading or spoken language abilities, learn and practice physical and social skills to help keep them safe from bullying, abuse and other violence.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s most recent studies on Crimes Against People with Disabilities show that teens and adults with a disability experienced violence and abuse at close to twice the rate of those without a disability in 2010. The study also notes that people with a cognitive disability had the highest rate of violent victimization.

Educators and therapists use the Fullpower Safety Comics to teach students and patients how to build personal safety awareness and skills. “Many of my clients are teens and adults with developmental disabilities who have already experienced bullying, abuse, or other violence, says John Luna Sparks, a licensed clinical social worker in Oakland, CA. I use the Fullpower Safety Comics even with those who can only read just a little. The entertaining illustrations,

Video Shows Kidpower Story of Empowering Kids To Stop Bullying, Abuse and Violence


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 05, 2012

The One Million Safer Kids Video from acclaimed personal safety education nonprofit, Kidpower, was released today to broadcast its mission to create a safer world, one child at a time. The new video shows how Kidpower makes it fun for kids to learn how to be safe from bullying, abuse and violence.

The goal for the One Million Safer Kids initiative is simple: to make one million children safer from bullying, abuse and violence by finding innovative new ways to share Kidpowers personal safety and awareness skills training.

Weve wanted to make a One Million Safer Kids video from the start of the initiative, says Kidpower founder and executive director, Irene van der Zande. Our experience is that kids learn best when they can practice skills in a safe and fun setting and this video is a powerful way to share how we make that happen.

Kidpower launched its One Million Safer Kids initiative last year with the goal to reach one million more kids in five years or less. One year later, more than 200,000 young people have already been helped and van der Zande hopes to use the video to reach worldwide to help parents, teachers and children get access to Kidpowers often life-saving personal safety skills.

This new video offers an inspiring view into what really makes Kidpower so engaging and effective for kids and adults alike, says Eileen DiFranco, a Kidpower Board Member and Advisor. It is also the centerpiece of our end-of-year Season of Safety campaign. During the month of December we will be asking Kidpower supporters to share personal stories about how Kidpower skills have made their lives safer and more fun.

I hope the story of how Kidpower got started, and seeing kids have fun practicing the safety skills in our new video will inspire people to help us reach even further and faster to share Kidpower with all of the kids in their lives, in their communities, and around the world, says van der Zande.

“We had a blast working with Kidpower! says Cara Jones, the video producer and founder of Storytellers For Good. We’re so inspired by how Irene and her team are transforming young lives and empowering kids everywhere to stay safe.”

Kidpower was founded in 1989 by van der Zande after she protected a group of children, including her own, from a man threatening to kidnap one of them. Since then, Kidpower has helped more than two million young people learn to protect themselves from bullying and abuse, and build healthy relationships. Van der Zande aims to boost that number rapidly through the One Million Safer Kids initiative.

A world with One Million Safer Kids is a better world for all of us. says van der Zande. It is a world with more joyful playgrounds, classrooms, and neighborhoods. It is a world with more relationships strengthened by strong boundary setting skills. Its a world with less trauma and injury. It is a world where children (and parents) feel safer because they are empowered. The potential ripple effect of One Million Safer Kids is both staggering and achievable.

About Kidpower

Kidpower’s expertise in child safety has been featured by USA Today, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal and its programs are widely recommended worldwide for taking a positive, skills-based approach to preventing abuse, kidnapping, bullying and other violence. Kidpower workshops, K-12 safety curriculum, books, videos, the Kidpower.org free online library and other services have helped to protect more than 2 million young people from abuse, bullying and other violence since 1989. Irene van der Zande, Kidpower’s founder and executive director is the author of the

Thompson Derailment Doesn’t Stop Fun Seekers

(PRWEB) August 4, 2006

Having such a short summer in B.C forces everyone to appreciate the weather and enjoy it while its here. Hence it was no surprise that CPs Train Derailment on Monday just outside of Lytton came as a shock to the local tourism businesses that often only operate during the summer months. The pristine crystal clear waters of the Thompson River attract locals and tourist who partake in hiking, camping, sightseeing and white water river rafting.

Warren Cove who is the head rafting guide and owner of Hyak Wilderness Adventures stated that White Water River Rafting continued after the derailment but it took extra work. We had to stop the river rafting trip just before the bridge and have the rafters hike up a short trail. The boats were left on the river since there was no room to bring a trailer in. Since our operating season is so short, shutting down was not an option. CP Rail gave us the go ahead, so things will be back to normal this weekend. Also we will be able to move our boats to a location to pick them up with a trailer.

Anyone that has a trip planned to Lytton in the immediate future should double check to make sure everyone is running back to normal.

Lytton is one of the hottest summer spots in B.C reaching temperatures well into the 30s. Lytton has also become a haven for thrill seekers that raft the mighty Thompson River.

River Rafting information can be found at http://www.hyak.com or by phoning 1.800.663.7238.

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