Sometimes there is a conflict between what a competent teenage digital citizen should know and what some authorities and parents feel is ‘forbidden knowledge’. This can cause confusion to those teenagers who are curious and interested in the capabilities of digital security systems. Because parents and teachers often know so much less about online life than teenagers, the teens are being left to their own devices. They often end up with no oversight or guidance that might give them a better sense of the consequences of their online actions. Left to their own devices, it isn’t difficult to imagine what sort of imaginative – and destructive – uses a disaffected teenager may find for their new talents.