• @sugar_in_your_tea
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    6 months ago

    Apparently, otherwise this article wouldn’t be a thing. I also see a ton of videos where tweens show off cosmetics that cost potentially hundreds (depending on randomness), so they are obviously using mom or dad’s credit card (definitely survivorship/selection bias). My kids’ friends are getting into games like Fortnite and Roblox, so it’s not just randoms online, it’s actually happening in my middle-class area.

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      36 months ago

      A lot of factors go into that though. If the parent allows it, the child will think it is acceptable. I’ve bitched so hard about ads and season passes that my kids actively avoid them.

      • @sugar_in_your_tea
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        46 months ago

        Yup, and I’m worried more and more parents allow it, which puts pressure on the other kids and their parents. Just look at how lucrative Roblox is, which is targeted at kids and a very microtransaction-heavy platform.

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          6 months ago

          Thats just one of those bullshit things that will have to be a matter of willpower. They are legally allowed tk target children with their products. I have the downloads restricted on their tablets and just never approve Roblox when they ask for it. They did uninstall runescape when I gave them that tho :(

          Edit: and these examples I give are just to show how easy it is to monitor without monitoring. I set this stuff up once.

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      26 months ago

      am spend less than 5 dollars on roblox avatar ._.