SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ID Monitor Plus, Inc. (www.idmonitorplus.com), an innovative company focused on identity theft prevention and restoration solutions, has launched the first comprehensive solution to detect and help prevent identity theft, cyberbullying, and other online risks by enabling parents to monitor their children on various social media.
"Parents, school officials and law enforcement have all been actively searching for a solution to help prevent cyberbullying," says Tom Seeley, CEO of ID Monitor Plus, Inc. "Even our next First Lady, Melania Trump, has made cyberbullying on social media a cornerstone of her future agenda. We are proud to be the first to roll out a cost-effective practical solution that will help prevent child-related identity theft and keep children safer on social media."
Parents, school officials and members of law enforcement are encouraged to visit www.idmonitorplus.com for more details and to sign up.
After entering some basic information for verification, parents enter their child's personal information and social media credentials into a unique, secure portal. If any of the child's information is found to be exposed to the public, at risk, or in posts found to contain inappropriate content, an e-mail alert is triggered prompting further action. Proprietary detection algorithms can give parents the awareness they need to potentially head off a problem before it becomes dangerous to their child.
The complete solution also monitors a child's social security number and other pertinent personal information (e.g. bank account, driver's license) for any signs of identity theft. Parents can enroll up to 5 children for one low monthly price and receive alerts for all 5 through one easy-to-use secure online portal. "We've combined the personal information monitoring of traditional ID theft products with the ability to monitor for threatening content on social media to help prevent identity theft where it occurs most," says Seeley. According to Javelin Research more than 50% of social media users have already been targeted for identity theft. Children make very desirable targets for identity thieves since they are very prolific users of social media and typically do not have an established credit profile. Unfortunately, social media sites have become the new playground for bullies and thieves.
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SOURCE ID Monitor Plus, Inc.