With identity fraud being more and more of a problem, it is time to start considering our children's identity as a viable and very desired item by identity thieves. According to the Detroit Free Press, 1.3 million kids have their identity stolen annually, and 50% of them are under the age of 6. At GAMEIS, Georgia Association of Managers of Education Information Systems, I attended a discussion about the growing attack on schools for student information. Mikela Lea, a white hat hacker, explained to us that on the dark web adult SSNs are worth ~$60 each, whereas a minor is worth upwards of $35,000.
Now comes the question, how can I protect my kids' identity? I have included three links below to the major credit companies. Each one has their own way to lock your child's credit so identity thieves can not use their information.