Together with his 12-year-old brother Brady, Fortnite fan Finn Gilbert, aged 10, racked up nearly US$1000 on in-game purchases before they - or their parents - realised what was happening.
Dark patterns are the techniques companies use online to hook customers - whether to sign up, prevent cancellation of subscriptions or fork over additional cash or personal info. And kids are being targeted directly.
Roblox is free to download - but in-app currency can mean there’s a steep price to pay.
There’s a lot of fear and misinformation around our kids’ love of online gaming. But there's also cause for genuine concern - especially right now, as COVID-19 restrictions have ignited an explosion in gaming-related screen-time.
Parents of today’s generation are facing a disadvantage when it comes to technology...
Sick of Fortnite yet? More than 125 million gamers worldwide beg to differ. The addictive battle game has been dominating the gaming world ever since its release in September last year - and shows no sign of surrender.
you'd never give your kids the password to your app store account, but what if they figure it out on their own? Resident Mummy Blogger Jess shares her story of how a little girl obsessed with cat games managed to spend $600 on iTunes, all ...