Cyberbullying will simply never stop until the parents of the bullies know what their children are doing online, and care enough to step in and stop it.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 16, 2011
Tonight, CBS will air a special episode of its 48 Hours Mystery series that focuses on the national epidemic of cyberbullying. Pandora Corp. co-founder, James Leasure, is urging parents to tune in and take note.
“It’s time for every parent to stand up and take action against this heinous act,” says Leasure. “Bullying has always been around. But this is a completely different ballgame, compared to the schoolyard bullying of 20-30 years ago. Today, cyberbullying destroys lives, but it is also preventable.”
Pandora Corp. is the maker of PC Pandora computer monitoring software. Like a DVR for your TV, PC Pandora records everything and anything on your PC, allowing parents to see everything their child is doing online. Parents can see screenshots of all activity, plus text-based logs of all Facebook and social network posts and chats, instant messenger conversations, websites visited and much more. Whatever a child does on the computer, good or bad, PC Pandora will show their parents everything. Leasure says having this knowledge and monitoring Internet activity is essential in the fight against cyberbullying.
“Cyberbullying thrives on anonymity,” Leasure states. “Bullies are able to torment their victims behind a cloak of anonymity both online and inside their own home. Cyberbullying will simply never stop until the parents of the bullies know what their children are doing online, and care enough to step in and stop it. As states revisit their laws and make amendments, there will be more legal repercussions if parents continue to ignore the epidemic.”
Cyberbullying has made state legislators, school districts and even the federal government take notice. According to cyberbullying.org, 46 states have anti-bullying laws on the books; 34 of them have been updated to include electronic harassment. In addition, 44 states require schools to have specific policies for bullying.
“Parents should know what laws are there to help them, in the event their child becomes a victim,” Leasure explains. “On the other hand, parents need to be proactive and make sure their child is not an aggressor in any way. Schools are updating policies, and legislators are updating and adding new laws that can make something your child thinks is ‘just a joke’ into an incident that can remain with them for years. No one needs that – just like no one needs bullying.”
To coincide with the CBS 48-Hours Mystery special on cyberbullying, Pandora Corp. is making their PC Pandora computer monitoring software available for free, during airtime only (check your local listings).
“We’re going to do a special promotional giveaway for parents who are ready to stand up and end cyberbullying now,” states Leasure. “You can get PC Pandora for free; just go to our website while the special is airing, and enter the code 48HOURS at check-out. You’ll get a fantastic tool that every parent should be using to keep their kids safe online and out of the path of cyberbullying.”
Users can also sign up for the PC Pandora LIVE! service. The subscription-based add-on feature allows parents to check recorded activity and make changes to parental controls on the monitored computer, all through a secure log-in website. Leasure says this service is a must for working parents and parents who are monitoring more than one machine, as records from all machines can be checked from one PC Pandora LIVE! account.
It is essential for all parents to monitor their children’s activity and behavior on the Internet, just as they would in real life, in order to help put an end to cyberbullying. Fortunately, tools like PC Pandora make it easy. For more information on PC Pandora, visit the website at http://pcpandora.com and “like” the PC Pandora Facebook page!
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!