Did you know that ID Theft of children is 51 times higher than that of adults? Almost 10% of kids have their ID stolen!
The reason experts believe this is happening is because kid's information is held in many places that have lower security like schools, camps and day care centers. So what should you do? Once a year run a child identity inquiry with all the big credit bureaus like Equifax, Experian and Trans-Union. If there is any indication of tampering with their identity then follow the procedures recommended by the credit agency.
It also makes sense to file a report with your local police department. They will not take action but it creates a record of the theft in case proof is needed in the future.