While recent technology can lower the risk of computer attacks, AP9 24ProtectPlus notes that the best protection against online predators and other Internet threats to children's safety is diligent parenting. Software designed to protect against viruses, phishing and other Internet scams can supplement but will never take the place of parental involvement in their children's activities, reports AP9 24 Protect Plus, a premier security program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC.
AP9 24 Protect Plus members can access their benefits via DealPass, a secure portal that provides members with immediate access to discounts on a wide range of safeguards for their families, homes, assets, pets and, of course, computers.
AP9 24ProtectPlus is dedicated to helping consumers protect themselves and their families against various risks, both online and in the real world. To help parents build firewalls around their web-savvy children, AP9 24 Protect Plus offers a few useful tips:
-- Make sure your children understand the potential risks the Internet can pose. The same basic credos that they should follow on the street and elsewhere in public also apply to their online activities: Never talk to strangers, never agree to meet or travel with strangers, and never take gifts from strangers.
-- Research and use all of the parental controls provided by your Internet service. Beyond helping you block spam, the controls can also help you create a list of approved online contacts for your children, whether they're using instant messaging or e-mail.
-- Keep your children's computer(s) in a family room in your home -- not in their bedrooms -- and let them know that you'll be monitoring their instant messages and chat room activity as often as you please.
-- Be sure to maintain constant access to your children's online accounts, and check their e-mail at random intervals. You should also check your phone bills, caller ID logs and regular mail, because online predators can use a variety of methods to get (and stay) in touch with their targets.
-- Impress upon your children the importance of keeping personal information private, whether it's a password, your home address, the name of your children's school, personal or family phone numbers, a family birthday or even your last name. Such information can help online predators target one of your children, not to mention helping identity thieves access your family's personal and financial information.
-- Look into the computer safeguards that are (or should be) in place in your children's school, the local library, the homes of your kids' friends and anywhere else your children have access to a computer. Wherever there's computer access, there's potential access to an online predator.
In addition to computer protections, AP9 24 Protect Plus offers members savings on home improvement tools and materials; legal and financial consultation; medical records storage; and other family safeguards, including emergency roadside assistance and much more.
About AP9 24ProtectPlus
AP9 24 Protect Plus is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Stamford, 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 DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. 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 24 Protect Plus.