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December 29, 2009
Bronx, NY (PRWEB) December 29, 2009 -- Experts all agree computers should be kept in high-traffic areas of the house, in rooms like the kitchen or family room; most have agreed that letting a teenager have his or her own computer in the bedroom is not a good idea. But times have changed. Today, most families have more than one computer. And with the amount of school work requiring a computer - and in many cases an internet connection - and pressure mounting from peers to be socially active online, teens having their own Internet connection is an unavoidable reality.
December 16, 2009
San Marcos CA (PRWEB) December 16, 2009 -- According to a recent article in the LA Times, student free speech is an age-old issue for schools. But as teenagers' lives move more into cyberspace, bullying has a new breeding ground - and insults that may have once been somewhat private can now be disseminated to the masses with the click of a button. This is uncharted territory for school officials, who now find themselves dealing with e-mails, instant messages, profile pages, videos and other tactics that may result in hurt feelings or something more serious.
September 14, 2009
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. Pandora Corp., makers of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, is giving advice similar to President Obama's to parents across the country.
September 1, 2009
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 1, 2009 -- It's September and that means back to school for kids across the country. And with Internet safety and cyberbullying at the top of the list of today's parenting concerns, Pandora Corp., makers of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, is encouraging parents to head 'back to school' with their kids and educate themselves on Internet safety. The PD Pandora Internet Safety Symposium is a free tool and fundraising vehicle available to educators, law enforcement, child welfare organizations, community leaders and parents...
August 11, 2009
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2009 -- Read any newspaper, magazine or blog and it's no secret that Internet safety is at the top of today's list of parenting concerns. With seemingly no restrictions, we let our children use a machine that connects them to the entire world - and, more importantly, connects the entire world to them! Pandora Corp. makers of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, in association with nationally recognized child advocate, Maureen Flatley, have created a comprehensive Internet safety symposium, available to anyone looking for or in need of materials to educate parents and discuss online safety in their local community.
July 27, 2009
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 27, 2009 -- Note to parents: "Cyberbullying is real and it's here to stay - until you do something about it!" That is the message Pandora Corp., makers of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, wants you to hear loud and clear, as the mid-summer blues hit and your kids spend more time online. Parents need to know what their kids are doing online and how they are interacting in the digital world. Knowledge comes from monitoring computer and internet activity with programs like PC Pandora.
June 11, 2009
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 11, 2009 -- The summer months are here and that means kids will be spending more time on the family computers. It also means that the chances of something happening to your kids increases. But with parents busier than ever doing whatever then can to make ends meet, they aren't always there to make sure their kids are using the internet safely.
May 26, 2009
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 26, 2009 -- Summer is officially in swing, and as those final school bells ring, parents are sure to see an increase in time spent online by their kids - especially during the day when parents are at work. A new upgrade to PC Pandora computer monitoring software makes it even easier for parents to keep their kids playing safe all day long in the digital sandbox.
February 21, 2009
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 21, 2009 -- The newest shock to hit the parental system is the recent discovery of a new teenage trend. "Sexting" is the term used to describe the act of teenagers sending naked photos of themselves to significant others, friends, and sometimes casual acquaintances, via cell phone text messaging. These messages are sent, received and forwarded on a daily basis across the nation, and parents are just now finding out.
January 7, 2009
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 7, 2009 -- From Christmas through New Year's Day, Pandora Corp. gave its signature computer monitoring software, PC Pandora, away for free. Parents were encouraged to visit www.pcpandora.com and get a free copy; the end result: 35,977 requests made and over 70,000 licenses were given away! But Pandora Corp. feels the numbers are still not as high as they should be, and is aiming to change that in 2009.
December 30, 2008
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 30, 2008) -In the spirit of giving, Pandora Corp. played "Santa" this year by offering free copies of their signature computer monitoring software, PC Pandora.
Starting at 12:01 AM on December 25th, parents were invited to visit www.pcpandora.com and get a free copy of what is considered by many to be one of the best tools a 21st century parent can use.
December 22, 2008
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 22, 2008 -- Most people will tell you that nothing in life is free. "Everything has a price," as the saying goes. But for the holidays, Pandora Corp. is changing the rules. Beginning at 12:01 AM on December 25th, and through New Years Day, the company will be giving away its signature computer monitoring software, PC Pandora, absolutely free.
December 17, 2008
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 17, 2008 -- Pandora Corp. has released an upgrade to their flagship software, PC Pandora 5.2 computer monitoring software, which includes upgrades in technical support, as well as one essential feature for parents: Facebook Messenger monitoring.
October 15, 2008
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2008 -- The big tech news across the board for October is the celebration of Cyber Security Awareness Month. More so a reminder than a celebration, PC owners everywhere are encouraged once again to check up on their antivirus and Internet protections, and firewall and password strengths. They are reminded to take active steps to avoid falling victim to identity theft, phishing scams and cyber attacks. In the past year, the issue of child safety - and consequently security - on the Internet has become a big topic, especially when it comes to teaching kids how to navigate the web safely and not to give out too much personal information. Pandora Corp. makers of PC Pandora monitoring software and the Pandora Recovery tool is adding extra emphasis on two key security areas this month: the ability to track harmful changes to your home computer and recover lost data, and the knowledge that your children are safe when they go online.
August 21, 2008
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2008 -- It's August and that means students are headed back to classrooms across the country. While some kids may have found more time to surf idly online during the summer, the school year gives them an excuse to be online even more. Parents will have no choice but to allow their kids to be on the computer, as many teachers now post homework online, encourage online research and require properly typed homework. But unsupervised time can quickly turn to mischief...
August 7, 2008
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 7, 2008 -- Today, PC security is an issue that touches almost every aspect of everyday life. Just as it is essential to safeguard kids from potential Internet dangers, it's also essential to keep your PC safe from virus attacks, hackers, and perhaps even more importantly, those everyday mistakes and bugs that can result in the frustration of lost hours of work or irreplaceable family memories. Parental control software is the best answer for parents looking to keep their kids safe online. But PC monitoring software can also perform a valuable function in any home - even one without kids - by keeping an exact record of everything you do on your PC.
July 16, 2008
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 16, 2008 -- While reports and stories in the media focusing on Internet predators have become all too frequent, the closer-to-home threat to our children may really be cyberbullying, also known as electronic or online bullying. A recent survey of 395 students (11 to 19 years old) found that 28% of students have been cyberbullied, and more than 1 in 7 admitted to acting as the bully. "Cyberbullying could be the biggest online threat facing teens today," says James Leasure, co-founder of Pandora Corp. "Of course Internet predators do still exist, but statistically, kids have a much greater chance of being involved in some way with electronic bullying."
July 3, 2008
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 3, 2008 -- Online safety is a top family priority and concern today. And although parents seem to get the message that monitoring Internet activity of their children is essential, few seem to put it into physical practice. Manuel Coats, Co-Founder of Pandora Corp. says there's a bad stigma associated with parents playing big brother. "Unfortunately, parents have a fear of invading their child's privacy," explains Coats. "I consider this to be irrational, and a poorly associated stigma. Parent job number one is to protect your child. How can you do that if you don't know what they are doing, where they are going or who they associate with?"
June 26, 2008
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2008 -- Security of the home computer continues to be a hot and important issue for families. But one aspect of security that is frequently and easily overlooked is the ability to track harmful changes and recover lost data. The summer months are here and that means kids will be spending more time on the family computers. It also means that the chances of something happening to those machines increases. There is also the case of illegal activity being performed on a family PC. Whether it's downloading pirated music and movies, or even inappropriate and illegal photos of underage peers, the computer's owner is the one who will answer to authorities.
June 11, 2008
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 11, 2008 -- Summer vacation used to mean a break from the classrooms and lots of time outside with the neighborhood gang. But with the rise of the Internet, social networking in particular, kids today never really lose touch with any of their classmates during the summer months. Spending hours of their time on the Internet already, parents are sure to see a noticeable increase in their kids' online activity in the hot, hazy and humid months to come.
So what can parents do to make sure their child is staying safe online this summer?
June 4, 2008
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 4, 2008 -- Internet safety is on the minds of a lot of parents these days. For many, however, it never seems to be near the front.
"We've found that a lot of people casually think about it or feel their normal routine is safe enough," says Pandora Corp. co-founder Manuel Coats.
"Unfortunately, for many, it'll take a giant shocking jolt to get them to realize the severity of the situation."
That's a jolt that parents cannot afford to wait for. Despite the lack of headlines and increased awareness for the 2008 National Internet Safety Month (June), Pandora Corp., makers of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, are actively urging parents to take the time to talk to their young internet surfers this month.
May 15, 2008
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 15, 2008 -- Last week, the popular social networking site Facebook signed a commitment with 49 state Attorneys General (and the District of Columbia), promising to take proactive steps in strengthening the protection offered to younger users, specifically against sexual predators and inappropriate content littering the site. But while many applaud and recognize the effort as a positive step forward, one company wants to remind parents that this is only the first step down a long road.
February 18, 2008
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 18, 2008 -- Pandora Corp. announced today the official release of PC Pandora Version 5.0, the latest revision of their signature software. New, improved monitoring capabilities come at a time when parents are being barraged with horror stories of young Internet behavior and are looking for a solution to keep their kids safe online...And while local law enforcement executes sting operations and state legislatures rush to put better laws in place to ensure safe surfing, experts agree the best defense is a good offense - at home. Pandora Corp. has pledged to give parents the help they need.
January 18, 2008
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 18, 2008 -- Earlier this week, the popular social networking site MySpace signed an agreement with 49 state Attorneys General to take proactive steps in strengthening the protection offered to younger users, specifically against unidentified sexual predators using the site. But while many applaud and recognize the effort as a giant step forward, one company wants to remind parents that this is only one step down a long road.
November 28, 2007
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 28, 2007 -- Many experts warn against giving teenagers their own computer, but 'tis the season to give and make young wishes come true. PC Pandora reminds parents to safeguard the new computers in the house and be smart when giving teens their own PC. It's important to adopt and enforce a new set of rules...
September 18, 2007
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 18, 2007 -- As part of Pandora Corp's SAFE SCHOOLS initiative, $287,500 worth of PC Pandora Internet safety and monitoring software has been donated to 14 schools/ districts in 12 states across the US. These donations are only the first round to go out...
August 30, 2007
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 30, 2007 -- It's official: school is back in session. Once again, there is a need to keep our nation's kids safe from online threats in two places: home and school. And with computers in every school - if not every classroom - in the country, students constantly find the opportunity to utilize and surf the Internet. Even with mandatory Internet safety courses and curriculum in place, the problems of outside sexual predators, cyberbullying between peers, and illegal file sharing persist. Recognizing the need to keep students safe, while working within the limited budgets of school districts in the US, Pandora Corp. created PC Pandora's SAFE SCHOOLS program.
July 30, 2007
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2007 -- PC Pandora's Safe Schools program pledges to donate $100,000 worth of free software to every school district in the country. The software will help schools keep their students safe from online predators and cyberbullying, and keep their school machines safe from illegal file sharing. Schools need only ask for it... Despite mandatory Internet safety courses and curriculum, the problems of outside sexual predators, cyberbullying between peers, and illegal file sharing still runs rampant.
June 13, 2007
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2007 -- Online safety is all over the news. From Internet sting operations, to publicity stunts (Ms. America and Mr. Walsh), to parental warnings, it seems that the message is finally sinking in. Congress has recognized June as National Internet Safety Month, and PC Pandora is reminding parents to educate themselves, talk with their kids and protect their families from online predators.
June 1, 2007
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 31, 2007 -- A national poll released this week from the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital found that adults ranked Internet safety as the No. 7 most important teen health topic. The poll asked adults to rank 17 health problems for children; other top ranking concerns were smoking, drug abuse and obesity. Congress has declared June as National Internet Safety Month (S. Res 205) for the third year in a row. The timing couldn't be better.
May 17, 2007
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2007 -- While MySpace decides how to handle the known sexual predators with accounts on its site, pcpandora.com reminds parents that they are the first and last line of defense against online predators while children surf online this summer.
April 16, 2007
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 16, 2007 -- In response to recent national and local headlines concerning child online safety, PCPandora.com launches "18 Tips to Safe Surfing" and Pandora's Blog. Both serve as resources to parents looking for ideas and effective ways to keep their kids safe on the Internet.
March 23, 2007
The recent blocking of 1998's Child Online Protection Act shifts 100% of the responsibility and accountability for minors to their parents and guardians. It is now easier for young Internet users to encounter potentially dangerous web content and those who are within. Parents need reliable tools and the right information to make their job easy in safeguarding the online activities of their kids.
April 5, 2006
PC Pandora is designed to provide parents with an important tool in the ongoing fight against online predators and other Internet hazards. PC Pandora can be found at http://www.pcpandora.com.
"It's absolutely critical that parents have a realistic understanding of the dangers inherent when minors go online," says Manny Coats, Managing Partner of Pandora Corporation. "The problem is that literally anyone could be a child predator, as evidenced by the April 4 arrest of the current Homeland Security deputy press secretary. Even if you get your kids to be honest about who they are talking to online, that doesn't mean your responsibility as a parent ends there."
March 12, 2006
Pandora Corporation (www.pcpandora.com) announces the donation of $40,000 worth of PC Pandora 3.0 copies, a software application that monitors nearly every aspect of Internet usage. Simply put, it's software you install on your PC that allows parents or other authorized adults to look at what their child is doing online, and to see what adults may be saying to that same child. Pandora Corp. has donated thousands of dollars in software to leading child safety organizations, including agencies that work with popular social networks for children such as MySpace.
March 8, 2006
There's a 50% chance you are or have been cheated on - that's the statistic. PC Pandora, a new monitoring software with Tivo-like features, allows you to record, review, and play back everything your spouse or partner does online, including all their logins, passwords, instant messages, emails, and every web site visited. Usually, within 7 days you'll know whether your partner is being faithful or not, or whether they surf or subscribe to porn or dating sites. Your partner will never even know they were being monitored until you tell them. It's the cheapest 'private investigator' you can buy.
March 2, 2006
PC Pandora, a new monitoring software with Tivo-like features allows parents to record, review, and play back everything their children do online, including all their logins, passwords, instant messages, emails, and every web site visited. Communication between a teenager and an online predator can be captured and turned over to the authorities before it's too late. For the price of a dinner out, parents who install this software on their family's PC can ensure their chiildren's online safety.
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