It’s sure as hell happened to me–and if you’ve got a smartphone or tablet, there’s a pretty good chance that your darling, more-tech-savvy-than-you child has bought a few things and charged it to your phone bill. Stay tuned–there may be some good news on the horizon.
Under increasing pressure from parents, Apple is the first company to admit that they may have been a little lax on parental controls–and they’ve agreed to pay $100 million to settle claims. Apparently, upwards of 20 million households are affected. If your child only bought a few small things, the $5 iTunes gift card they’ll be offering will make you happy. But if you’re one of the unfortunate parents whose kids racked up hundreds of dollars worth of apps, movies, tv shows, and more, you’re not going get much compensation. Plus, you won’t get anything at all unless you can prove that your child bought something without having to enter a password.