This is how kids get into hacking

Is your kid obsessed with video games and hanging out with questionable friends? Researchers have identified characteristics and gender-specific behaviors in kids that could lead them to become juvenile hackers.

The study found that kids who had mobile phone access early on were more likely to hack — especially if they lived in larger cities. The researchers also explained the stark differences between boys and girls when it came to hacking.

“We found that predictors of juvenile delinquency, like low self-control, are big factors for computer hacking for both boys and girls,” said study lead author Thomas Holt from Michigan State University in the US.

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