I have spoken about this process in the past, but in light of the recent Equifax breach, this advice is once again both timely and sound. Here are a couple of great links to help you better understand the process.
Brian Krebs is providing some very valuable information in this article concerning children and the ability of parents to invoke a credit freeze on their behalf. This is an excellent defense against identity theft and is well worth an investigation.
I have been pondering an article on the value of credit freezing for some time now, but Mr. Krebs has done an excellent job discussing the virtues of such a practice in the context of a well-known breach and the promise of free credit monitoring, so I share it with you now. I am a proponent of credit freezes as well, but I also particularly appreciate the attention this article pays to monitoring the credit of minor dependents, especially in light of the recent VTech breach.