Norwalk, CN (PRWEB) March 28, 2006
Technology has come a long way in decreasing the risk of computer viruses and fraud. However, AP9 PrivacyMatters123 notes that the best protection against online predators and other Internet threats to children’s safety is attentive parenting. Software created to shield against viruses, phishing and other Internet scams can provide extra protection but will never take the place of parents monitoring and taking an active role in their children’s day-to-day lives, reports AP9 PrivacyMatters123, a premier security program offered by http://www.adaptivemarketing.com / [Adaptive Marketing LLC].
AP9 PrivacyMatters123 members can access their benefits at PrivacyMatters.com, a secure portal that gives members instant access to savings on a wide variety of personal protection products and services for their families, homes, assets and, of course, computers.
AP9 PrivacyMatters123 is devoted to assisting consumers with safeguarding themselves and their families against serious threats, both in the real and virtual world. To help support parents in building a protective barrier around their computer-savvy children, AP9 PrivacyMatters123 provides a few helpful tips:
-- Help children understand the possible risks the Internet can pose. The same basic principles that they were taught to follow at home, school or anywhere in public should also apply to their online behaviors: Never talk to people they do not know, never consider meeting with or traveling with strangers, and never take gifts from strangers.
-- Investigate and use all of the parental controls provided by your Internet service. These controls can assist you in developing a list of acceptable online contacts for your children, whether they’re using instant messaging or e-mail -- all while blocking inappropriate content like spam.
-- Keep your children’s computer(s) in a place where the family seems to gather the most, such as the family room. This will allow parents not only to keep an eye on their activities, but also interact and spend some quality time with them. In addition, parents should take the time to monitor their children’s instant messages and chat room correspondence at random intervals.
-- Check phone bills, caller ID logs and regular mail, because online stalkers can use a number of ways to get (and stay) in touch with their victims.
-- Stress with all members of the family the importance of keeping personal information private, whether it’s a password, home address, the name of your children’s school, personal or family phone numbers, a family birthday or even a last name. This type of data can by used by online predators to elicit contact from an unsuspecting victim, not to mention helping identity thieves access your family’s personal and financial information.
-- Inquire about computer safety guidelines that are (or should be) enforced at the local schools, the library, the homes of relatives and friends or wherever else your children have access to a computer.
In addition to computer protections, AP9 PrivacyMatters123 provides members with instant, online access to their credit reports, and members also have access to a credit monitoring service that is designed to alert them of any possible fraudulent activity. Protect the things that matter to you most by accessing benefits offered by AP9 PrivacyMatters123.
About AP9 PrivacyMatters123
AP9 PrivacyMatters123 is a leading security and privacy membership program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at PrivacyMatters.com. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 PrivacyMatters123.