RKN Global founder Ronald Noble emphasizes the importance of being as careful with your child’s personal information as you are with your own. Keep your child’s personal information where only you can access it. Don’t be afraid to ask questions—protecting the personal information of you and your family is too important not to! Ask if there is another way to validate identity rather than providing the personal information. Remember that if this information reaches the wrong person, it could have serious repercussions for your child. Be on the lookout for warning signs, like unusual mail being sent to your child or communications from the tax authority. Request your child’s credit report each year to ensure that nothing is amiss. In the U.S., you can turn to Equifax, Experian and TransUnion for such an annual credit check. In sum, the surest way to protect children’s identity is to keep their personal information safe, ask questions, and regularly monitor their credit. It is far easier to prevent identity theft than to clean up the mess afterward! RKN Global believes that police cannot prevent crime alone–everyone must play a role as well. Protecting our children’s future is primarily our responsibility as parents.