“The law also provides additional ID theft protections to minors. Currently, some state laws allow you to freeze a child’s credit file, while others do not. Starting Sept. 21, no matter where you live you’ll be able to get a free credit freeze for kids under 16 years old.
Identity thieves can and often do target minors, but usually this type of fraud usually isn’t discovered until the affected individual tries to apply for credit for the first time, at which point it can be a long and expensive road to undo the mess. As such, I would highly recommend that readers who have children or dependents take full advantage of this offering once it’s available for free nationwide.”
—Brian Krebs. “In a Few Days, Credit Freezes Will Be Fee-Free.” Krebs on Security. September 18, 2018.
Requesting a credit freeze for ourselves is a great idea, but it is an even better idea to freeze your children’s credit.