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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edoloughlin Report

Jaded Queen
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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mamakamkamk Report

Podunkus
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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aime_lynne Report

pandamonium.
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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KittyTrill Report

Just another bot
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There was a story on the news a few years ago about a girl who bought herself a huge amount of toys from Amazon using her mum's fingerprint while she slept LOL

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Tgerfan54 Report

Just another bot
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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AmmoniteInk Report

Destiney Torres
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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kickiniteasy Report

Pandola
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

boy...this is another world...I was just interested in toys

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politicsnredsox Report

N G
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Lady_Ecas Report

𝕂𝕚𝕥-𝕂𝕒𝕥
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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TracyLBaker1 Report

DC
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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alikesu Report

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EstreyaGraf Report

Jaded Queen
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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aberel Report

postboredom
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i wouldnt even have the guts to do something THAT big

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GraemeCoates Report

postboredom
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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David_G_Bird Report

Jaded Queen
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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DiamonDie Report

Evan D
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fun Hobbies: Sewing, Swimming, BREAKING INTO APARTMENTS

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mamakamkamk Report

SirPatTheCat
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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