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More than a quarter of parents are being hit by inflated bills because their tech-savy children are downloading apps without their permission, new research shows.
- 8-year-olds are the worst offenders, adding on average £59.59 per month to their parents bill
- 36% of children aged four and under have made purchases without permission.
- 28% of parents say they have been hit by costs they did not expect
- Of these, 83% claim they receive an increased monthly bill
- 14% voiced concerns over affording the increased costs
- 34% say they now hide their phone from their kids
Children have cost parents an estimated £30m in unauthorised app purchases, according to new research by Windows Phone UK.
Youngsters who get their hands on smartphones or tablets boost the average monthly bill by an average of £34.