My wife and I have been to Rome once previously, but didn't take our chidren, ages 13, 6 and 3. We've experienced the pickpockets in action and read the reports on TA. Although I don't necessarily fear for their physical safety, I don't want their experience ruined by something being stolen from them or being spat on by the gypsy kids. I am trying to be smart about how to prepare them and what to watch out for. We'll have the money belts and and my wife knows to carry her purse in front, but does anyone have any experiences or suggestions they can share specifically in regard to the kids?