Children not 'realising' playing apps can cost money

Children playing games downloaded as apps are not always aware they are spending money, a Daybreak experiment found.

The four children taking part in the experiment were given a password they could use to buy extras. All of the children went on to use the password and spent money:

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'Pay to play' games warning

The online games app industry has been warned by the Office of Fair Trading of "potentially unfair and aggressive commercial practices" that could target "susceptible" children to pay to continue playing.