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Parents should log out of their Apple or Google accounts when they let their children use their smartphones.


A spokesperson for the National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan. Consumer centers across Japan have been flooded with requests for consultations about big spending on online games that children made without their parents' permission.

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For this purpose It would be much simpler to just set it to require a confirmation of identity for every transaction.

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Login and logout from phone? Nobody really do that.

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Another example of "the people in charge" not having the slightest clue what they're talking about.

For iPhone at least, logging out of the apple account is really not simple, quick or easy. Then, when the child loses the phone, there's no tracking available! Just don't give your kids your phone, ever.

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iPhones already have a feature that parents can allow their children to buy stuff on their phone, but it requires their permission first. It's called Ask to Buy.

With Ask to Buy, when kids want to buy or download a new item, they send a request to the family organiser. The family organiser can use their own device to approve or decline the request. For example, if a child wants to buy an app, the family organiser can see the app and decide whether to allow it.

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Don't share your device or allow someone else to use your PC or laptop. It rarely ends well.

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