Kids are being introduced to technology too fast these days. Most 5-year-olds are walking around with iPads now. They know how to download games and probably even email their grandmother in Montana.
And one 6-year-old girl in Arkansas is extremely advanced in her knowledge of electronics. Mother Bethany Howell was sleeping on the couch just a few days before Christmas. During her nap, her daughter used her thumb to unlock her phone.
She then opened the Amazon app and ordered 13 Pokemon gifts for herself. The total was around $250. When her parents saw the purchase on their account, they believed they had been hacked, but that’s when their daughter assured them she bought the gifts herself.
According to the report, she told them that she made sure the shipping address was correct, which is just insane.
Howell talked to Amazon and was able to return four of the gifts. She told her daughter that Santa found out about her naughty behavior and she wouldn’t be receiving all the presents.
By the way, this is a common thing, so parents need to watch out…
“Online purchases have been a pain in the wallet for parents, with the Federal Trade Commission hitting Apple, Google and Amazon with complaints accusing the companies of making it too easy for kids to make in-app purchases.”
Always assume your kids are smarter than you.