Keep Kids Safe From Internet Predators This Summer With Computer Monitoring Software

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Summer is here and schools are out. Kids will be spending more time on the Internet, and parents need a tool to keep their kids safe from online predators and other dangers. Pandora Corp co-founder Jamie Leasure explains why PC Pandora is the right tool.

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We feel strongly that our PC Pandora monitoring software coupled with the LIVE! service is the best all-around defense parents can get to help keep their children safe from online predators.

School bells are ringing around the country, as temperatures soar and days get longer; summer is indeed here. And for the majority of America’s ‘tweens and teens, that means more time to spend online, chatting with friends on Facebook and tweeting their summer plans to close friends.

But school mates are not the only ones your children may be talking to online. Many law enforcement officials and experts agree that summertime is a high traffic time for Internet predators.

“Make no mistake, these guys do exist,” states Pandora Corp. co-founder Jamie Leasure. “Also, they are not stupid. They know our kids are home all day, often times alone, during the summer. It’s the perfect time for them to start grooming and luring new victims.”

Leasure says keeping kids safe from dangers online, specifically sexual predators, should be a top priority this summer. He urges parents to use computer monitoring software like Pandora Corp’s flagship title, PC Pandora, to know who their kids are talking to – and who may be trying to talk to them.

“The key to real internet safety is knowledge,” says Leasure. “You simply have to know what your kids are doing in order to keep them safe. Filters are easy to get around and provide a false sense of security, but monitoring Internet activity with PC Pandora allows you to see absolutely everything that happens. If your child is talking to strangers and forming relationships online, you will see it first-hand.”

PC Pandora is computer monitoring software that helps parents keep their kids safe online by providing a visual record of all activity. The program takes snapshots of all screen activity and captures data in easy to read logs. PC Pandora gives parents full knowledge of emails, instant messenger chats, websites visited terms searched for, programs used, and lots more. It also has the built-in IRIS feature, which sends email updates to parents at specified intervals.

“Our IRIS email report feature is an indispensable tool for every working parent,” says Leasure. “IRIS allows them to monitor their child's online behavior while at work or otherwise away from the home. You can see what websites your kids are on and who they are talking to while you are away.”

PC Pandora LIVE! is an additional service, introduced in 2010 with PC Pandora version 6, which 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 user needs is an Internet connection and a web browser; parents can even log in from their iPhones™ and other handheld devices.

“With the LIVE! service, you can review the data and adjust settings on the monitored computer, all through the web,” explains Leasure. “Not only can you can check Internet histories and view instant messenger and Facebook conversations, but you can 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.”

Leasure says the bottom line is parents must know what their kids are doing online; this includes the websites they are frequently visiting and who they are talking to while they are home alone all day:

“We feel strongly that our PC Pandora monitoring software coupled with the LIVE! service is the best all-around defense parents can get to help keep their children safe from online predators. 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.”

For more information on PC Pandora visit http://www.pcpandora.com. A free trial is available for download.

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. 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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