I should probably put a value to kid: someone with more than 10 years old.How would you find that? I would bet against a kid being able to do any kind of hacking/cracking whatsoever. If you ask a kid about hacking/cracking, they will most likely say, "Oh that's cool, I see that in movies."
government/corporations should find these guys while they are kids and give them oportunities.
If you think they are not capable...
> Raspberry Summer Coding Contest (Category 13 & under)
> Another link with the other submissions
Are you going to say that the 12yo boy who developed this software (the winner PySnap) is not a programmer and does not have skills?