2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Growing Up Unprotected: Child ID Theft

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Children are 51 times more likely to have their identities stolen than adults. Now that children have a digital footprint at an early age, identity thieves have found an easier route to take advantage of children’s unused social security numbers to secure thousands of dollars in loans and credit – and go undetected for years.
While most parents understand the dangers of online predators, nearly half of parents are unaware that child identity theft is a growing problem. Children with stolen identities can have difficulty applying to colleges, opening savings accounts or credit cards and may have thousands of dollars of fraudulent debt associated with their name.

In this discussion, online child safety advocates Cris Crosby CEO of Inflection Point Global and Managing Director of SociallyActive.com and Clay Nichols from LookOut Social will explore today’s digital landscape of child identity as it relates to our social and professional lives.



Chris Crosby


Inflection Point Global

As CEO of Inflection Point Global and Managing Director of SociallyActive.com, Chris is responsible for overall strategy, team development and company growth.


Clay Nichols

Chief Creative Officer

LookOut Social

Before joining Lookout Social, Clay Nichols was editor and co-founder of DadLabs.com where he blogs and produces videos, recently winning the International Academy of Web Television Award for Best Educational Series 2012. An author, playwright, feature writer, public speaker and columnist, Clay is also a marathoner and fitness enthusiast. Father of three, husband to Kim, he resides in Austin, Texas.

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