Most parents would think that only skilled hackers would steal their identity and rack up charges on their credit card. But recently, a 6 year old from Little Rock Arkansas proved that this isn’t true. When her mother, Bethany Howell was sleeping on the couch, her daughter, Ashlynd, used her mother’s thumbprint to unlock her phone and open the Amazon app. Ashlyn then purchased $250.00 worth of Pokemon toys unbeknownst to her mother.
The next day, Howell noticed the charges on her credit card and found the culprit to be in her own living room. The proud 6 year old, who had been watching episodes of Spy Kids, quickly confessed that she had in fact purchased the toys while her mother was sleeping.
This is a perfect example of how kids are outsmarting their parents in the digital age. To parents, it seems as if kids come out of the womb understanding