SocialScout Earns Coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval

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Social networking monitoring tool allows parents to easily monitor their child’s social network and mobile activity

IDentity Theft 911, the nation’s premier identity management and data risk management services provider, is thrilled to announce that social network monitoring tool SocialScout has been awarded the PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval. PTPA Media has North America’s largest volunteer parent testing community, with more than 40,000 parents and was rated the Most Trusted Seal by 22,000 parents.

Consumers looking for high-quality products and services can rest assured when they see the PTPA Winner’s Seal; it’s evidence of a products excellence from having been evaluated by unbiased parent testers.

SocialScout, currently sold exclusively in partnership with the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), was among many entries from across North America competing to earn the PTPA™ Seal. Independent parent volunteers evaluate products in their own homes to ensure that PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience – not on commercial considerations. As a result, the PTPA Media™ Seal has quickly gained recognition as an international leader in certifying consumer products for quality, effectiveness and value. Their CEO and founder, Sharon Vinderine has appeared on nearly 50 morning shows as a reliable source for the latest and greatest in family products. The media and parents alike trust the collective opinion that PTPA Media represents.

Being honored with the influential Seal of Approval from PTPA Media Inc. is a huge achievement for a product geared to families, children or parents. “We undoubtedly know the value SocialScout brings to parents concerned with their child’s use of social networking and mobile devices through our own analysis,” said Matt Cullina, CEO, IDentity Theft 911. “But it’s a great honor to affirm SocialScout’s innovative capabilities with the PTPA Seal of Approval.”

SocialScout offers a quick and easy way to analyze your child’s social networking and mobile phone activity while safeguarding their privacy and reputation on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Many parents ‘friend’ their children on various social network sites in an effort to keep track of their child’s online activities. Yet private messages, private profiles, and mobile phone use can keep much of the conversation out of parental sight. SocialScout bridges this technology gap and makes it easy for parents to know whether their child is making good online and mobile choices, while eliminating hours of time secretly searching their child’s web history, social media sites, and phone records.

SocialScout gives parents an easy-to-read report on whom the child is communicating with, and what they and their contacts are posting and sharing online. It tracks some of the most popular networks, including Facebook and Twitter, and is easily accessible through any Google Android or Blackberry mobile phone. This bird’s-eye view into your child’s digital world includes details about their contacts and the content of their text messages and online posts and messages. Activity Reports can be sent by email on a real-time, daily, weekly or monthly basis. Additionally, SocialScout uses GPS-tracking to conveniently locate your child, ensuring parents know their whereabouts with the push of a button.

“At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative products that families can trust,” says Sharon Vinderine, CEO and founder of PTPA Media Inc. “When consumers search for our Seal of Approval on product packaging and web sites, they are essentially searching for validation from their peers. Their peers will have objectively tested and approved these products based on their performance in a real life environment. That type of resource for families is priceless.”

As a business-to-business company, IDentity Theft 911 provides SocialScout to employers, credit unions, financial institutions, and insurance companies to launch loyalty and revenue generation programs. To learn more about how to offer these services in your organization, visit

About IDentity Theft 911
Founded in 2003, IDentity Theft 911 is the nation’s premier consultative provider of identity and data risk management, resolution and education services. The company serves 13 million households across the country and provides fraud solutions for a range of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, the country’s largest insurance companies, corporate benefit providers, banks and credit unions and membership organizations. Since 2005, the company has helped more than 150,000 businesses manage data breaches. IDentity Theft 911's management team has more than 200 years of insurance and financial experience, having served at companies such as AIG, Liberty Mutual, MetLife, Allstate, FM Global, and other leading institutions. IDentity Theft 911 is the proud recipient of several awards, including the Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service. For more information, please visit, and

About PTPA Media Inc.
PTPA Media provides an objective framework for appraising and promoting new products designed to enrich family living. The company's mission is to marry innovative companies with discerning consumers, to improve consumer access to quality products and services for their families and homes.

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