Identity thieves are targeting children more frequently these days but Steve Bernas with the Better Business Bureau says there are things parents can do to protect their child. He urges parents to monitor their child's online use and set strict privacy settings on social networking sites.

He also says parents should know what school employees have access to their child's social security number, plus they should check their child's credit report once a year. Records show more than 19-thousand cases of identity theft were reported by people under the age of 19 last year.

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