In the era of the Internet, not only do parents have to worry about whether their children talk to strangers at the park or if they wear their bike helmets on the street. They also must keep in mind the online-world, one where kids can access inappropriate information, while also being exposed to digital dangers like sexual predators and cyber bullies.
"In the 21st century, the playgrounds are digital," said Jamie Leasure, co- founder of Pandora Corp., makers of PC Pandora 6.0 monitoring software, in a press release. "The physical concerns of yesterday need to be expressed for the Internet today: who is your child hanging out with and what websites are they visiting?"
This threat becomes an even bigger concern in the summer, when children spend more time at home and more time online, potentially unsupervised. PC Pandora 6.0 is an Internet surveillance software that can track and capture user-activity, including websites visited, e-mails sent and received, instant messenger conversations, programs used, and keystrokes. As a silent software, the child will never need to know that you are keeping watch over their online endeavors.
Several features make using PC Pandora quick and easy for all parents concerned about their children's Internet safety. Rather than requiring parents to scroll through a list of unknown websites, PC Pandora takes "screenshots" of each site, providing a visual account of a child's Internet history. Accompanied by a time and date stamp, the screenshot also lists any passwords used to enter a site.
"PC Pandora allows you to see absolutely everything that happens," said Jamie
Leasure, co- founder of Pandora Corp., makers of PC Pandora 6.0. "If your child is talking to strangers and forming relationships online, you will see it; if your child is involved in cyber bullying, as victim or bully, you will see it."
The program is also convenient for any parents that have to leave the kids at home this summer while running errands or going to work. The IRIS feature sends e-mail updates at designated intervals.
"Our IRIS email report feature is an indispensable tool for every working parent," said Leasure. "You can see what websites your kids are on and who they are talking to while you are away."
Accompanying IRIS is the newest feature of PC Pandora 6.0. All you need is an Internet connection and a web browser to access a secure SSL encrypted website. PC Pandora LIVE! compiles data from any monitored computer, giving parents the ability to view history in a single place. The feature is even iPhone compatible, making it easy for parents to protect their child from anywhere.Comment on this story
PC Pandora was rated as the top mid-range computer monitoring software on keyloggerdownloads.com, a website that compares surveillance software available online. The program also offers uses a free, two-hour trial and a 60-day money back guarantee. The software is available for immediate download online, with an initial price of $69.95, followed by monthly payments of $29.97.
"The key to real internet safety is knowledge," says Leasure. "You have to know what your kids are doing in order to keep them safe.