Nintendo Shares Tips So Parents Can Stop Kids Using Their Credit Cards

Follow Bowser’s example.

Summer Holidays for parents mean lots of quality time with their children, and also the challenges of keeping them entertained. It’s not all day trips and activities, of course, and Nintendo’s Japanese website has published a guide giving tips to parents that may be struggling to manage what their little ‘uns are doing on their Switch systems (thanks, Kotaku).

Interestingly, it addresses an apparent increase in children using their parent’s credit cards and accounts to make purchases. It’s tabloid newspaper fodder, of course, headlines of “My Son Spent £10,000 On FIFA” with pictures of frowning parents, but beyond sensationalised articles like that it can be an actual problem. Not all parents are tech savvy, either, so the guide uses very simple terms and step-by-step details to help parents understand the sorts of things kids want to buy (especially microtransactions), control user accounts, and also avoid risk by removing saved card details.

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