With two limited time premium items only with us for another couple of days, this news report from a couple of days ago is a timely reminder to parents that there are a couple of steps you need to take to make sure that your kids aren’t spending your hard-earned cash on donuts.

Widely reported last week was the case of an 8-year old boy from Belfast who clearly wanted his Springfield citizens to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. In the process, though, he gave his parents a nasty surprise by spending £980 (approx. $1500) on donuts. Fortunately for the parents, Apple gave a full refund, which they were under no obligation to do.

This article from the UK’s Guardian newspaper sets out step-by-step what protections parents should set up on their kids’ devices to make sure that this never happens to them. Maybe you’ve already done everything the article suggests – but if you haven’t, it’s certainly worth a look:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/appsblog/2013/mar/13/stop-children-spending-money-in-ipad-games

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