Whether we like it or not, times are changing faster than we'd probably like them to. While we, adults, can easily remember the times when we had no phones or the internet, for kids these days, technologies are an integral part of their everyday lives. And probably, it's for the best to finally admit that children today can easily outsmart us when it comes to using various gadgets. Heck, I've known kids who couldn't read or write yet, but would easily find the clips they wanted on YouTube! If that doesn't tell you something, I don't know what will.

Speaking about kids, recently, one Twitter thread blew up. In it, a concerned father shared a humorous story of how his young daughter hacked their Netflix parental code. Astounded by her ingenious creativity, other people started sharing little anecdotes from their lives with children as well. Parents, listen up—as it appears, there's a good 99.99% chance that your kid also knows some sly techniques that you haven't even thought about. They're actually masterminds. They can open locks with hair clips. It's scary. Don't underestimate your kid's hacking and social engineering skills either, because this viral thread on Twitter proves just how oblivious adults can be. Scroll down below to read 45 stories other parents shared about their hacker and criminal mastermind kids on Twitter and don't forget to tell us in the comments down below whether you have such a story!

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Box Kitty
Community Member
2 months ago

This is actually really cool

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Jaded Queen
Community Member
2 months ago

Parenting done right. Please make sure her ingenuity is nurtured so she becomes unique. And not mundane as the filth of humans that r bound to surround her . Make sure she is not boring like them. Nothing is worse than a wasted potential

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Nymphadora Tonks
Community Member
2 months ago

Smart kid.

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Podunkus
Community Member
2 months ago

Not ancient, just careless. Never let anyone else use your phone or you will soon wish you hadn’t.

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glowworm2
Community Member
2 months ago

That is adorable!

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pandamonium.
Community Member
2 months ago

the fact that she can text when she's 5 yo is astounding for me. my sister (who is 4) can barely even write words.

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
2 months ago

😂

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Nymphadora Tonks
Community Member
2 months ago

I tried this on my dad once. He woke up and yelled at me and I got in trouble. The End.

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Just another bot
Community Member
2 months ago

This family needs to work on trust and setting boundaries, this is not ok

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Shelp
Community Member
2 months ago

I wouldn't be cool AT ALL with that

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Tanner Wright
Community Member
2 months ago

Adapt. Evolve. Overcome

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
2 months ago

Simple, clever, effective. A plus.

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Chris DiFonso
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't understand what this means

Erica
Community Member
2 months ago

I think they are referencing the original post about parental codes for the tv. She gave her mom the remote and saw the code in the window reflection

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
2 months ago

My niece was upset we couldn't cuddle because of COVID and wished she had a button to turn it off. I awwwed hard and said it would be great if mankind could just switch it off. A grin that would make the devil go pale spread across her face and she giggled "Not mankind, just me. I have the button and decide when to turn it on and off." I better make sure to stay on her good side for when she takes over the world.

Missy Barton
Community Member
2 months ago

Tell her if she turns it off she can have my car

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Destiney Torres
Community Member
2 months ago

Im the oldest and I cant think like this,and my youngest brother is 4

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Nymphadora Tonks
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh.Oh no.

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N G
Community Member
2 months ago

Isn't that a technique some scammers use in those Facebook quizzes? Like how does the name of my first pet tell you which Shrek character I am?

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𝕂𝕚𝕥-𝕂𝕒𝕥
Community Member
2 months ago

fyi, she's letting her say good bye to the person her daughter is calling :D

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DC
Community Member
2 months ago

I simply forged the first excuse my mom wrote for me in one school ... so the teachers got used to the autograph I did. Just had to redo every legit excuse to keep it going, but it went. Actually, in THAT school, I finally reached the status of getting away with everything, but that required more...

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Andrew
Community Member
2 months ago

A young white-hat hacker.

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pandamonium.
Community Member
2 months ago

dang, that's good

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Jaded Queen
Community Member
2 months ago

Or... Take them to a crime overlord and begin there training. Viguorusly . U know better not to rot the brain

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kate h
Community Member
2 months ago

I am also impressed!

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#23

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postboredom
Community Member
2 months ago

i wouldnt even have the guts to do something THAT big

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postboredom
Community Member
2 months ago

kids just luurve peppa pig, well i loved her too when i was younger

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Georgia Namdets
Community Member
2 months ago

Hopefully the apps were free.

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¯_(ツ)_/¯
Community Member
2 months ago

@fogharty petty b*

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Jaded Queen
Community Member
2 months ago

Send her to the hackers. She can be those cool hackers like in the movies

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Wolfblood Fanatic
Community Member
2 months ago

WOWZA

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Evan D
Community Member
2 months ago

Fun Hobbies: Sewing, Swimming, BREAKING INTO APARTMENTS

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SirPatTheCat
Community Member
2 months ago

Isn't this kind of irresponsible as an adult to know she is spending someone else's money and not tell them? Or is it just for watching tv, like if they have a limit and you have to enter the passcode once past the limit?

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