SOURCE: Platrium

August 12, 2008 09:00 ET

Platrium and Online Chaperone Partner to Help Protect Consumers From Online Threats

Online Chaperone, Now Offered Through the Platrium Playbar, Helps Keep Internet Consumers, Especially Children, Safe From Online Predators and Offensive Content

BELLEVUE, WA and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 12, 2008) - Platrium ( and the Platrium Playbar -- a toolbar giving consumers a break -- now helps keep the Internet safe from online predators and offensive content thanks to a partnership announced today with Online Chaperone ( Online Chaperone, powered by Sobayli ( technology, is a unique safety tool that uses cutting edge research to automatically protect Internet consumers and children.

"Platrium is all about taking a break from everyday cares and concerns," said Neal Freeland, vice president of online marketing, Platrium. "But you can only do this if you know you and your children are protected from the constant threat of online predators and offensive content. Platrium, now with Online Chaperone, gives people peace of mind so they can enjoy the Web and not worry."

Online Chaperone, which is an optional component of the Platrium Playbar experience, has been developed by a team of neuroscientists and software engineers working in conjunction with former members of the FBI and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Trained using real chat logs from confirmed online predators, it uses enhanced artificial intelligence to detect suspicious or offensive chat and instant messenger conversations, and limits access to offensive sites or content. Furthermore, it can automatically alert parents when concerning activities occur.

"Platrium is a perfect fit for Online Chaperone," said Sam Cox, COO of Sobayli. "People want to have fun and relax online, but they need to first feel protected and safe. Online Chaperone gives people a break from Internet threats so they can take a break with Platrium. The two offerings work well together."

To learn more about Platrium and the Online Chaperone offering, visit

About Platrium

Giving consumers a break, Platrium and its online casual games -- the first of many content-specific channels -- entertains and enables you to take a few minutes for yourself and ignore the busy world. For more information, visit

About Online Chaperone

Online Chaperone ( is a unique parental control software that is powered by Sobayli's advanced neural networking technology. It was developed using real chat logs from real online sexual predators to make sure that the protection that it offers parents and children is real and not simply a keyword filter.

Online Chaperone is a product and service of Sobayli ( Sobayli provides software that learns to find patterns in words and pictures as they occur in human communications and behavior. The Sobayli team is comprised of researchers and software developers with backgrounds from MIT, Columbia University, and The Software and Systems Consortium. The company works in conjunction with former members of the FBI and U.S. Congress.

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