My Toddler Hacked My Twitter Account & He's More Interesting Than I Am

toddler hacked twitterTwitter may not have an age requirement anymore, but I'm pretty sure that 2 1/2 is way too young to be sharing your thoughts in 140 characters or less. My son disagrees, and that is why the tweet you see here wound up on my feed yesterday. Yep, my son hacked Twitter and posted a clip from Spinal Tap along with some random characters and he even @ someone, even though that user did not exist.

I was so convinced I'd been hacked, I sent out a warning to my followers, then had to tweet again that it was all a mistake, thanks to my boy. Embarrassing? Yes. Impressive? Totally.

Still, I need some parental controls.


My little one got to my Twitter account via my iPhone. He was checking it out, and obviously the "this one goes to 11" discussion, when he decided to tweet about it. I know! Excellent choice, son. Great job. But you're still getting shut down.

I actually didn't realize you could have parental controls on an iPhone, but it turns out you can. Not only can you block explicit content and Safari, but also the App store. Which is unbelievably helpful as my kids have downloaded more apps than they have time to play, "accidentally" of course.

All you have to do is go to your iPhone or iTouch settings, select general, restrictions. Touch the 'enable restrictions' button and you'll create a four-digit password. You can restrict as many or as few of the options as you like. I went for everything: Safari, YouTube, iTunes, Installing and Deleting Apps, FaceTime ... you name it, I restricted that sucker. Especially since I have a friend who swears my son calls her on a regular basis.

Seriously, our kids have bigger brains than we ever had, and this iPhone mastering is only the tip of the iceberg. Excuse me as I add a password to my laptop as well. Because that toddler is totally coming for the big hardware next.

Has your toddler ever hacked you?


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