Protect your passwords from your kids

May 13th, 2013 at 7:42 pm by under Gadget Talk, WTHI Blog

Parents…listen up, this one is for you.

Tablets, iPod Touches and even smartphones are becoming more and more popular among younger kids.

I think this is a good thing, but how can you keep your bank account safe from app downloading tech savvy children.

One word…passwords.

It may seem obvious, but you really have to watch it these days before you hand over your iTunes password over.

Kids can rack up quite the charge, maybe without even knowing it.

Many games you see these days in the App Store have been called “free to play.”

This means they are free to download, but have in app purchases.

These in app purchases can be anything from extra armor for the character in the game…or access to build things faster, in a game where building is required.

There have been many documented cases of kids racking up hundreds or even thousands of dollars in charges…without parents being aware…until all the sudden their bank account is a bit off.

It is very hard to actually get a refund for this after the money has been spent.

The good news? It asks for your iTunes/app store password before the purchase can be made.

The moral of this story… or blog post?

Keep you password out of your kid’s hands.

One Response to “Protect your passwords from your kids”

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