Kids are drawn like fish to water to games, especially on tablets like the iPad, Galaxy Tab and Kindle Fire. So you make sure they have fun, stay safe and learn something useful. But many parents don't realize there is another risk that can leave you with a hefty bill to pay.
As a parent of two boys aged 4 and 7 years, bringing up young kids in the age of mobile apps, I, like many parents, was adversely affected by In-App purchases appearing on my credit card that I did not authorize.
When I brought up the idea of allowing our son to spend his $1 per week allowance on his favorite game, my husband was flatly against it. If our son doesn't hold the dollar in his hand and pass it over to a cashier or slip coins into a slot, how will he understand that the money is no longer his?