Nine Year Old Spends Thousands Without Her Parents Knowing
“You wouldn’t believe what happened at work today,” said my friend, Keith Ferrell.
He helps teachers and students integrate technology into elementary school classrooms. As we talked over dinner, he shared a crazy (but all too common) story. A nine-year old girl at his school had spent $3,711 on a variety of online games. She racked up the bill in just three weeks—right under her parents’ noses.
Your child couldn’t do that? That’s what her parents thought. The fourth grader downloaded free apps through iTunes. Dragon Mania Legends was one of her favorites. Her parents’ credit card was linked to her iPad. At some point, her parents must have used her iPad to make an online purchase.
After that, the little girl bought whatever game upgrades she wanted.
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