Pandora Corp. To Parents: Monitor and Protect Those New PCs

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Pandora Corp. co-founder James Leasure reminds parents to make sure this year’s big holiday gifts don’t open Pandora’s Box in 2012; announces half-price holiday sale of signature computer monitoring software. PC Pandora keeps kids safe from Internet predators and cyberbullying…

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PC Pandora is on sale for healf price until January 1.

There is no denying that today’s youth have grown up digitally and are living their lives online. With the holiday season now in full swing, and this year’s wishlists topped with dreams of netbooks, laptops, and cell phones, a lot of high-tech toys are sure to be unwrapped this December.

Throughout the last decade, many experts warned against giving a child their own computer, but times have changed. A teenager having their own PC is an unavoidable reality in 2011, due to the amount of school work requiring a computer and the increased pressure from peers to be socially active online.

“What parents tend to forget is that these high tech toys are a doorway between your child and the rest of the world,” explains James Leasure, co-founder of Pandora Corp. “Remember, that door swings both ways. It is absolutely imperative that parents have a tool in place to monitor who their child is talking to online, how they are interacting with others and how they are representing themselves on the Internet.”

Pandora Corporation, the maker of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, is reminding parents to be smart when giving teens and tweens their own PC this holiday season. Leasure says parents must adopt and enforce a new set of rules, such as leaving the bedroom door open and a “no Internet after __” time. Parents should also ask frequent questions about what websites their kids are visiting and who their online friends are. Social networking accounts should be heavily monitored and passwords should be shared with parents.

“As you get ready to give them the ‘big gift’ this year, make sure it is outfitted with proper parental control and monitoring software,” says Leasure. “Tools like our PC Pandora make it easy to find that safe, happy medium between teens being able to freely use the Internet socially, and parents not being left in the dark about their child’s online activity.”

PC Pandora is computer monitoring software that records all user activity on a computer. First-rate monitoring capabilities take sequential snapshots of everything that happens on the computer, allowing parents to see first-hand everything their child does both on and offline. Details of user activity , including websites visited, social network activity, instant messenger chats, peer-2-peer files shared, keystrokes, programs accessed, Internet search queries and more, are made available in text-based files and easy-to-read charts. In less than 10 minutes, parents can verify their children are using their new toys safely or uncover a situation that needs parental attention.

“PC Pandora is essentially a DVR for your child’s computer,” says Leasure. “If your child is talking to strangers on social networks, creating and maintaining multiple social network profiles, visiting websites you don’t approve of, downloading illegal music and movies, or falling victim to or – even worse – acting as a cyberbully, you will know about it if you are monitoring their internet activity.”

In addition, the built-in IRIS feature can send the text-based data files right to a parent’s email, and the PC Pandora LIVE! add-on allows parents to check screenshots and adjust parental controls though a secure web login. Both are invaluable features for working parents who can’t always be home when their kids are online.

Leasure adds: “Conversation, education and awareness are essential, but a child with an Internet-connected device can still lead to unwanted and potentially harmful situations. That’s why it’s important to monitor what they are doing with those very powerful tools you place in their hands.”

As a special promotion for the holidays, the company is offering the software at half of the normal retail price. The sale is already on and will continue through New Year’s Day 2012. Visit http://www.pcpandora.com for more details.

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 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 computer monitoring software is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com and on and on Facebook!

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