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Proactive Parenting Network Launches, Providing Parents With a Comprehensive Solution to Protect Children Online
Jun 02, 2011 (05:06 PM EDT)


In recognition of their launch and the kickoff of Internet Safety Month, PPN donates social media safety books to the Philadelphia library system

BLUE BELL, Pa., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- William M. Thompson, chairman & CEO of PredictivEdge today announced the launch of the Proactive Parenting Network (PPN), a solution that empowers parents to provide a safe online environment for their children in an ever-changing digital world.  PPN delivers a comprehensive, proactive solution with premier online safety tools and educational resources.

According to i-SAFE, only five percent of parents feel their children are completely safe on the Internet.  With today's announcement and launch, parents now have a leading solution to help protect their children from threats that may be unknown to both parents and children.

"As a parent myself, I understand how important it is to protect your children and to build trust, understanding, and solid communication," said William M. Thompson, chairman & CEO of PredictivEdge.  "That is why I am thrilled to announce the launch of PPN, which offers parents the tools they need to keep their kids safe and the resources to educate them on urgent and very real Internet dangers such as cyber bullying, online predators, and sexting."

The PPN website includes free content and additional subscription-based services, which include an online monitoring tool and educational resources from leading partners.

inSight™, PPN's online monitoring tool is a unique, proprietary Internet monitoring and alerting tool that utilizes patent-pending Natural Language Processing technology and behavioral modeling to analyze online conversations, extract insight, and help solve a problem.  It accurately identifies the problem, alerts parents, and provides appropriate educational resources.

PPN also features educational content from well-known providers including i-SAFE for Internet safety curriculum and the Mayo Clinic for children's health and behavioral content.  

PPN differs from other social networking monitoring tools as it recognizes words and alerts in context through its proprietary technology and also by offering educational resources that help guide parents in providing a solution.

As part of their launch and to kickoff Internet Safety Month, PPN is donating copies of Shawn Edgington's new book The Parent's Guide to Texting, Facebook and Social Media:  Understanding the Benefits and Dangers of Parenting in a Digital World to the Free Library of Philadelphia.  All net proceeds from PPN's purchase of these books will be donated to the Megan Meier Foundation, whose mission is to bring awareness, education and promote positive change to children, parents and educators in response to the ongoing bullying and cyber bullying in our children's daily environment. In addition, in recognition of Internet Safety Month, PPN will be offering a free sixty day trial period of the subscription-based services on its website.  

"The Free Library of Philadelphia prides itself on providing a safe environment for children, including while they are online on the Library's computers," said Siobhan Reardon, President and Director, Free Library of Philadelphia.  "The Parent's Guide books will be another great resource the Library can offer for our community to learn more about protecting and educating our children on Internet safety issues and digital citizenship."

About Proactive Parenting Network

The Proactive Parenting Network (PPN) is a service of PredictivEdge, a private Pennsylvania-based technology company.  PPN provides a comprehensive, proactive solution with premier online safety tools and educational resources that empowers relationships between parents and their children in an ever-changing digital world.  PPN offers online monitoring services and educational resources from leading providers.  For more information, visit www.proactiveparentingnetwork.com.

SOURCE Proactive Parenting Network