Earlier this month, as I was preparing for my son’s 9th birthday party, I allowed him to play on the iPad. Because I was busy, I allowed him to play on it longer than his usual allotted time. I think most parents are guilty of that from time to time.
He was sitting on the living room sofa, in plain view — I am definitely an advocate for kids’ bedrooms as technology-free zones, for safety reasons and also to keep it a restful, peaceful place. Anyway, during this time, right in front of me, my son charged $3,800 worth of in-app purchases to our debit card!