As a parent, sometimes we let our children spending their time to gaming. Because through online versions of games, they are pitted against other players. Gaming is a passion for today’s youth.
And for that decision, many parents were in the belief that their child gadget was only connected to their home wifi and had no sim card to make any charges.
Like the story of a 30-year old mum from China, who got the surprise after received her mobile phone bill for July 2020.
At that time, the woman who referred to herself as Mrs. Wang got the surprise of her life after her 5-year old daughter had managed to spend ¥1,500 (IDR 3,2 million) just in one month.
As quoted News24xx.com from Lianhe Wanbao news, the mum revealed that her young daughter’s tablet didn’t even have a mobile card installed, nor was she asked for a password or authentication code to make any purchase. But she had gotten a text which alerting her about the big charge of her mobile phone bill.
From data, known that her daughter makes over 200 in-app purchases on the widely popular gaming app, Roblox and other apps.
And which costs approximately ¥5 to ¥8 each, but it will converts to about IDR 10 thousand up to IDR 15 thousand, per every consumption. OMG, it’s big charges !!
In that case, Mrs. Wang who is the single woman hopes the incident will remind other parents to be more careful about their children’s online consumption when they are playing games or using the internet.
Mrs. Wang said, “My daughter did not understand what was going on. The purchases just went through with a few taps on the iPad. She wasn’t aware that she had spent so much money.”