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Obviously someone is lacking common sense here. rolleyes.gif
This is children we are talking about, children will press and touch anything they see. You must be a complete idiot to link a credit card to a iTunes account.
You obviously never heard of iTunes gift cards? They start at $15 and you can get them pretty much anywhere there is a convenient store. It's a good way to teach kids how to spend and manage money.
Personally I think these so-called parents shouldn't even have kids in the first place. If they have no idea what their kids are doing in the virtual world I fail to see how they know what they're kids are doing period.
Poor parenting is like garbage, if you have garbage as a parents then their kids will be garbage. Garbage in garbage out.
Lol so what I got is that people that link credit cards to itunes accounts are idiots and garbage parents. Gotcha. Safe to say you're 16 from all the bravado and 'know-it-all' attitude spewing from your post. I always thought that being a good parent encompassed everything BUT an itunes account, but what do I know, I just have more college education on human development than you ever will.

I find it just hilarious that in such a 'tech learning environment' that people are simultaneously so understanding and condemning when others donthave the same tech skill we do.

I could add more but I'm not gonna get my jimmies rustled and get an infraction, since they give them out for hurt feelings these days
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I'd be more worried about parents are giving little children expensive smartphones just to shut them up.
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I'd be more worried about parents are giving little children expensive smartphones just to shut them up.

3 yrs ago I might have agreed with you but sometimes you just need to focus and your kid is relentlessly pestering you. I mean you can play for hours and not get away for 2 min to pay bills or update your budget.the kid doesn't even need to be out of your sight, they can be on your lap.
    
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3 yrs ago I might have agreed with you but sometimes you just need to focus and your kid is relentlessly pestering you. I mean you can play for hours and not get away for 2 min to pay bills or update your budget.the kid doesn't even need to be out of your sight, they can be on your lap.

I have on problem with that. I let others play games on my phone all the time. I'd get a hand held games console which is easier to control and keep offline if required.
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I have on problem with that. I let others play games on my phone all the time. I'd get a hand held games console which is easier to control and keep offline if required.

That's a great idea but it may not be feasable for everyone at all times and for many others, they'd rather spend the money on more educational forms of entertainment
    
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Why, OP? Why..
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Don't buy your kid a smart phone or save your credit card info on their phone = problem solved. I remember my first cell phone as a kid was a free kyocera brick phone, I couldn't be more happier. All that thing did was make calls and send text messages.

Heck, even I don't save my credit card info on my current phone! Stops me from making terrible purchase decisions.
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A) Applications are not all made by Apple, most of them are third party.
B) In-app purchases do not go to funding Apple, they go to the app dev..
C) In-app purchases can be turned off in the restrictions settings of ALL iOS devices.
D) Maybe parents shouldn't be giving their child these devices. iTunes Store accounts have a minimum age of 13 for a reason.
    
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as tech gets better and more advanced I find it time and time again that its more suitable for adults than it is for kids
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