Preventing On-Line Money “Accidents”

As more kids get on the Internet at younger ages, I’m hearing about more and more on-line money accidents. These “accidents” occur when kids play paid online games or games that let players buy items in the game, when they download music or eBooks from shopping sites, or when they bid on items on eBay. They end up spending a ton of money on stuff that you didn’t authorize. They may not even realize how much they’ve spent, or that they’ve spent real money.

Sometimes it happens because the kid genuinely doesn’t understand what he or she is doing. Other times it’s because the kid is stealing from mom and dad. However it happens, it often gets quit


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