Send Your Kids Back to School Safely with PC Pandora Computer Monitoring Software

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Pandora Corp. announces huge back-to-school promotion: get PC Pandora monitoring software at half price and get the LIVE! subscription service free for a month. Urges parents to brush up on new state and school district anti-bullying policies and protect those new PCs before handing them to kids for the school year. Parents can also help put an end to cyberbullying with parental control and computer monitoring software.

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In this rough economy, we don’t want parents to forgo their child’s safety online because of family finance issues... So we’re offering a huge discount on PC Pandora and extending the LIVE! service free trial period.

It’s official: school is back in session. While retailers are slashing prices on new PCs to entice parents to make the big purchase for the kids, Pandora corp. co-founder James Leasure is urging parents to protect those new machines. For a limited time, the company is offering their flagship monitoring software at half price and extending the free trial of their subscription-based add-on service as a back-to-school promotion.

“For as much good as a new PC can do for a child during the school year, parents must understand this very powerful technology they are placing in very young hands,” says Leasure. “You must have tools in place that monitor how your child is utilizing their new connection to the world.”

Pandora Corp. is the maker of PC Pandora computer monitoring software. The program records all activity, both on and offline, through detailed screen captures and data logs. Parents are able to get full details on who their kids are talking to, how they are spending their time online, what programs they are using, what websites they are visiting, and much more. Rather than relying on keyword content scanning on social networks, PC Pandora gives parents full knowledge of what their kids are doing so they can be absolutely certain they are safe.

PROTECTION FROM ANYWHERE
While PC Pandora’s built-in IRIS feature sends email updates and alerts on PC activity to busy parents at work, it’s the PC Pandora LIVE! service that really gives parents an edge. The subscription-based add-on lets parents view their child’s activity and make changes to parental controls from anywhere they can access the Internet, including most smartphones.

“The LIVE! service lets you view screenshots of recorded activity, something that is not featured in the IRIS updates,” says Leasure. “It also allows you to make changes to the parental controls. For example, if your child has found a new pornography website that slips through the filters you have set up, you will see them visiting the site and can make immediate changes to blacklist the site.”

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIAL OFFER
As a special back-to-school promotion, Pandora Corp. is offering the PC Pandora software at 50% off the regularly discounted price, plus a free month of the PC Pandora LIVE! service.

“In this rough economy, we don’t want parents to forgo their child’s safety online because of family finance issues,” says Leasure. “We want to give parents the best tools available to keep their kids safe online, so we’re offering a huge discount on PC Pandora and extending the LIVE! service free trial period. It’s going to give parents a major jump on keeping up with the new computer and Internet activity that their kids are sure to dive into.”

Leasure says the PC Pandora computer monitoring software can be used to keep kids safe from one of the biggest threats they face online that often stems directly from peers at school: cyberbullying.

END CYBERBULLYING NOW
Over the summer, several states and many school districts have updated laws and policies on cyberbullying:

  • Virginia made cyberbullying a Class 1 misdemeanor
  • Arkansas made cyberbullying a Class B misdemeanor
  • California’s bill AB 746 updated an existing law to include cyberbullying as a punishable offense by the school
  • Both Connecticut and Rhode Island passed laws that require their respective state’s Board of Education to adopt clear-cut policies to prevent cyberbullying and punish aggressors
  • A new law in Tennessee expanded the state’s harassment laws to include cyberbullying. But the bill’s vague wording is causing a stir with First Amendment lawyers.

Leasure is urging parents to do their own research into any laws that may have changed in their area.

“Parents should be doing their research to see what state laws and school district policies have been updated so they can be aware of what tools are available should their child be a victim of a cyberbully,” he says. “It’s also a good idea to know what punishment waits should your child becomes an aggressor.”

Monitoring software can play a large role in ending the cyberbullying epidemic by letting parents know exactly what their young surfers are doing online; parents will see first-hand how their children are interacting with others. If a child is being bullied, parents will have records and information they can use to help put an end to the situation before it gets worse. But it can also work on the flip-side, when a parent may have a bully in their house.

Says 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 and leads to a tragic incident that stays with them forever.”

For more information on how PC Pandora can help parents keep their kids safe online, visit http://www.pcpandora.com. Parents can use the code HALFOFF at checkout to get PC Pandora at half price and get a free month of the LIVE! service. The promotion runs through Labor Day (September 5, 2011).

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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