Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Children run up £30m in app bills

Children have cost parents an estimated £30m in unauthorised app purchases, a study suggests.

Youngsters who get their hands on smartphones or tablets boost the average monthly bill by around £34, the survey found.

More than a quarter of parents are hit by inflated bills because of their tech-savvy children, the data showed.

It found eight-year-olds tended to run up the highest bills, while more than a third (36%) of those four and under have purchased without permission.

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